Local May 22, 2024 | 8:26 am

Dominican Republic bans Venezuelan airlines amid airspace dispute

Santo Domingo.- The Civil Aviation Board (JAC) of the Dominican Republic has announced that Venezuelan airlines will be prohibited from flying to the country starting Monday, May 27. This ban includes all passenger and cargo air operations, both regular and non-scheduled, in Dominican airspace, as reported by REPORTUR.

Effective immediately, Dominican aeronautical authorities will begin reevaluating the operations of Venezuelan airlines to ensure the sustainability of each route.

Venezuelan airlines will need to submit new requests for air operations to the Civil Aviation Board under any modality.

This decision is a response to the obstacles imposed by Venezuelan authorities on expanding the frequencies of Dominican airlines on routes to Venezuela, under the administration of Nicolás Maduro.

Therefore, this measure aims to pressure Venezuela to change its stance, allowing Dominican airlines to increase their flight frequencies to the Bolivarian country.

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CESAR P acosta
May 22, 2024 9:22 am

if what they both wants is more market share, what about expanding the market? remove eachothers visa requirements (a ridiculous thing) and the market will tripple.

Paul Tierney
May 22, 2024 12:42 pm
Reply to  CESAR P acosta

Is the Dominican ban a like for like? Venezuela had banned flights over its airspace from Argentina airlines going to/from Argentina-PUJ. Are politics are involved? Argentina recently elected a pro US president, Javier Milei, over a former pro Maduro president, Alberto Fernadez. The RD leadership has warmed up to the new Argentinian administration. Maybe the RD ban is using a reasoning that the Venezuelan actions hamper tourism and trade between the RD and Argentina.

CESAR P acosta
May 22, 2024 4:15 pm
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Last edited 25 days ago by CESAR P acosta
Van Korsun
May 22, 2024 2:02 pm
Reply to  CESAR P acosta

When Venezuela elects a democratic president, DR, might, just might, think about it. DR has enough issues with Haiti immigration and you suggest to add the Venezuela crisis to that.

Suggesting market share negotiation with a dumbass anti private development Venezuelan government is nonsense.

Senor Hemp
May 22, 2024 4:39 pm

The Venezuelan airline is unethical and crooked and should be dealt with harshly. Bravo !