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Builder of new Madrid and Rome airport terminals gets contract to build Cabo Rojo runway

Acciona of Spain was awarded the contract to build the runway, apron (ramp), taxiway, airport parking area for the Pedernales International Airport. The apron is used to accommodate aircraft for purposes of loading or unloading passengers or cargo, refueling, parking or maintenance. The technical designs for the terminal are still being drafted and the tender …
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Bayahibe gets new roads in time for summer vacation peak time

Tourism Minister David Collado was in Bayahibe in the East to inaugurate road improvements in the tourist destination on Monday, 17 June 2024. The works had been started in August 2023. The Ministry of Tourism invested RD$53 million to rebuild 11 roads (3.48 km) in the municipality to strengthen Bayahíbe as a premier tourist destination …
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Tourism Minister Collado announces advances on the Santo Domingo Convention Center

Minister of Tourism David Collado announces a public-private alliance to build the much-desired Santo Domingo Convention Center and a boulevard for tourists in Santo Domingo. According to Collado, the grounds of the former Hotel Hispaniola (at the corner of Abraham Lincoln and Independencia) in the National District will be the site of the new center. …
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Arajet receives its 10th Aircraft; Names it Los Haitises

Arajet, the rapidly expanding low-cost airline, has marked a significant milestone with the arrival of its 10th aircraft in the new airplane design. This latest addition to their fleet, a Boeing 737 Max 8, bears the special name “Los Haitises,” a tribute to the stunning karst-landscaped national park in the provinces of Hato Mayor, Monte …
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Arajet to offer flights from Punta Cana International Airport starting November 2024

Arajet, the Dominican Republic’s low-cost airline, has signed an agreement with the Puntacana Group to offer flights to and from Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) starting 1 November 2024. All Arajet flights have been based at the Santo Domingo Las Americas International Airport (SDQ). The new alliance will make Punta Cana Airport Arajet’s second base …
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Puerto Plata braces for a busy cruise season with 35 ship arrivals in June

Thousands of cruise ship passengers are touring the streets of Puerto Plata. The North Regional Director of Tourism Atahualpa Paulino says that 35 ships are scheduled to dock at the Amber Cove and Taino Bay terminals in Puerto Plata this June 2024. 19 ships will dock at Carnival Cruise ship’s Amber Cove, while the remaining …
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New in the Colonial City: Santo Domingo Cathedral Museum open to the public

The Santo Domingo Cathedral Museum is now open to the general public on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10am to 6pm. The museum houses a vast collection of religious artifacts and artworks. The interactive elements and multimedia displays throughout the museum bring the exhibits to life, making the experience both informative and engaging. President Luis Abinader …
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JetBlue seeks to return to basics; routes cut, airline wants to fly on time

The Dominican Republic stands to gain with JetBlue announcing actions to improve performance. To generate the funds to offer better service, the company recently announced cuts of several European and services in the Americas to free up aircraft capacity to be used on its most profitable areas, namely in the Caribbean. JetBlue has the largest …