- The low-fare airline, which is expected to commence operations next month, reiterates its commitment to promoting the importance of environmental conservation.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic--Arajet, the Dominican low-fare airline, today announced that it has taken delivery of its third and fourth Boeing 737-8 aircraft, named after two of the country's main protected areas: “Jaragua” and “Ojos Indígenas” (Indigenous Eyes), at Las Americas International Airport. Both modern and new aircrafts will strengthen Arajet’s fleet, doubling the airline’s capacity prior to the launch of its sales and operations. Arajet is scheduled to start operations by the end of August.
Víctor Pacheco Méndez, CEO of Arajet, stated that the naming of the aircraft aligns with its philosophy of promoting the importance of the country's largest protected areas and commitment to the conservation of the environment and natural resources. Arajet’s fuel-efficient fleet will enable the Airline to save on fuel, maintenance and operations costs, and in turn, pass those savings on to customers, while reducing noise pollution thanks to the ultra-quiet CFM LEAP-1B engines.
“We are excited to start operations and to provide Dominicans and all our passengers with low fares, world-class service, and efficient and convenient flights to and from Santo Domingo to major cities in The Americas,” expressed Mr. Pacheco. “Our mission is to advance Dominican aviation by bringing state-of-the art fleets with the latest technology to strengthen and facilitate the country’s connection to the world, while promoting domestic tourism at an international level by carrying the names of these special, protected areas on the fuselage of our plans,” he added.
Arajet recently received the Operations Certificate by the Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation (IDAC) and is set to announce the first group of destinations throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Salvador, Guatemala and Colombia in the upcoming weeks.
Jaragua and Ojos Indígenas, each with 185 seat configurations, landed on Dominican soil directly from Boeing’s production facility in Seattle, United States, and together with “Pico Duarte” and “Valle Nuevo”, are ready to enter into service and help build Santo Domingo into a major Caribbean hub that will take air connectivity between the Americas to another level.