Santo Domingo, RD.- The Dominican Republic is projected towards an open sky policy, with greater connectivity and more planes, assured the president of the Civil Aviation Board, Jose Mars Piantiniwhen being interviewed at the breakfast organized by CDN and the Caribbean.
Between January and February of this year, Russia became the second country in the world that supplies tourists to the Dominican Republic.
At the beginning of the war between Ukraine and Russia, on February 24, more than 12 thousand Russian tourists were in the country.
The information was offered by the president of the Civil Aviation Board, José Marte Piantini, when he was interviewed at the breakfast held by CDN and the Caribbean.
The official revealed that in order to return the visitors to their country, the Dominican Republic had to make decisions that caused conflicts with the United States Department of State; because some planes had their airworthiness permits cancelled.
Marte Piantini unveiled open sky policy in 2020
Marte Piantini, announced since August 2020, the open sky policy and the elimination of administrative bureaucracy in the institution, has allowed the entry into the country, as of February 2022, 16, 771 charter air operations; 7,903 are cargo operations and 8,888 to passenger and combined transport.
On the 15th of this month, the president Louis Abinader he inaugurated the Dominican airline called Arajet; but the president of the Civil Aviation Board assures that the country is heading to have at least three more airlines with Creole capital.
With 18 months of management, José Marte Piantini, assures that he took over the institution with just eight million pesos. The official indicated that this money was only enough for payroll.
But with a transparent and vertical administration, it has been achieving a higher level of resources.
He emphasized that one of his main policies is social integration in employment; being women and young people 63% of the internal collaborators of the Civil Aviation Board.