LONDON – Arajet, the newest low-fare airline in the Caribbean region, has closed 2022 as a leading Dominican Republic-based carrier with over 81,000 travelers transported between September 15 and December 31.
From start-up in September 2022
The new carrier officially launched operations in the Caribbean skies just a few months ago in September 2022, leading the virtual rebirth of the Dominican aviation sector with a powerful connecting hub in Santo Domingo.
It continued to expand its operations later that month with the addition of routes to Saint Maarten in the Caribbean, Lima in Peru, Mexico City, Monterrey and Cancun in Mexico and Guatemala City in Guatemala.
In October, Arajet was to add Curaçao, San José in Costa Rica, Quito and Guayaquil in Ecuador, Medellín and Bogotá in Colombia as well as destinations in North America.
In 2023, Arajet is expected to offer more than 500,000 seats to passengers across North, Central South America, and the Caribbean.
“I’m proud of what we have accomplished in just a short period of time,” said Víctor Pacheco, CEO and founder of Arajet.
“Since Arajet officially inaugurated operations in September, thousands of Dominicans who had never flown have been able to do so and we are excited to continue our positive impact in attracting tourists from destinations that had never been connected directly.”
Arajet’s arrival in Dominican Republic is having a significant impact on tourism with the number of travelers to the region up significantly over prior years as those routes were introduced in 2022.
Arajet is the only airline in the region to have started operations with completely new and ultra-efficient aircraft and has opened 17 destinations since launching in September 2022.
“We expect to double our fleet of Boeing 737MAX8 aircraft in 2023 as we continue to execute against our growth plan and provide Dominican travelers with new flight options, lower fares, and better service,” said Pacheco.
Recently, Arajet launched several alliances and products that deepen its mission to democratize aviation, among them an alliance with PagaTodo to allow residents of the Dominican Republic to buy air tickets and pay in cash at any of the 1,500 Paga Todo couriers throughout the country.
The airline also recently introduced Arabonito, a corporate bonus that allows companies to reward the performance of their employees with the purchase of plane tickets or services.
Arajet is the first low-fareairline in the Caribbean region and started operations in September 2022 from its base at Las Americas Airport in Santo Domingo, under its airline operator certificate (AOC) from the Dominican Republic.
Arajet operate a new fleet of Boeing 737MAX-8 aircraft that provide safe and affordable travel to and from the Dominican Republic to several destinations in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean region.
In the next 5 years Arajet plans to transport more than 7 million passengers, generating more than 4,000 direct and close to 40,000 indirect jobs in the region.