April 15. The Civil Aviation Board (JAC) approved a request for a Special Permit in favor of the air operator Avianca and an amendment to the operating permit of the airline JetBlue, which expand its operations to transport more passengers to Dominican soil, as reported by the president of the institution, José E. Marte Piantini.
The ordinary meeting of the plenary session of the JAC decided that as of July 1, 2021, and for six months, the airline Aerovías del Continente Americano SA (Avianca) is authorized to fly, with passenger, cargo, and mail on the Medellín-Punta Cana – Medellín route (MDE-PUJ-MDE), which represents the expansion of services and options available to air transport users in the country.
During the session, the request for Amendment of the Operation Permit No. 47 of the airline JetBlue Airways Corporation was also known, for the inclusion of the Newark-Puerto Plata-Newark route, with a frequency of five flights a week.
With the start of operations of JetBlue Airways on the Newark / Puerto Plata route, with an A-320 aircraft with a capacity for 162 passengers, five flights will be added in addition to the three weekly flights carried out by United Airlines totaling eight weekly flights on this route between both airlines
Source: Dominican Today