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The Dominican Airlines Association (ADLA) is against the new US and Dominican aviation agreement pending congressional approval, as reported in Listin Diario.

Other sources indicate the treaty includes clauses whereby the Dominican Republic would have to accept any airline and would be responsible for passengers affected when the airline cannot deliver as contracted.

ADLA is looking out for its business interests. Omar Chahin, president of ADLA says it would be detrimental to Dominican airlines if the country does not previously pass an equitable tax incentive law.

The Dominican Airlines Association says the government first needs to approve a tax incentive law promoting national aviation development before signing on to the Open Skies Treaty with the United States bill as presented to Congress.

In a statement, ADLA recognized the support received from President...

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