Tourism July 24, 2015 | 8:30 am

Pawa taps US$30M to start flights on Aug. 14

Santo Domingo.- Dominican-based airline Pawa Dominicana spent US$30 million tp the launch operations in the country starting August 14 with 24 weekly flights to the Dutch islands of Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten in the first stage.

In the press conference held at JW Marriott hotel, Pawa corporate affairs director Alexander Barrios said the carrier plans other flights to San Juan, Havana, Miami and New York within eight months.

He said the flights will serve to haul domestic exports, especially agro products, to Pawa’s destinations and improve the local market’s competitiveness.

The Caribbean’s routes will count with DC-9 100-passenger aircraft and MD-80, of 160 passengers, or 3,200 seats per week and 12,900 a month Barrios said, adding that Pawa currently has seven aircraft.