Tourism November 15, 2016 | 12:15 pm

British Airways adds 3 flights to top Dominican destination: EFE

Santo Domingo.- British Airways (BA) willconnect London Gatwick Airport and Punta Cana as of March 2017 three times aweek, which will increase the company’s weekly flights to the Dominican Republic’smain destination to four, the Tourism Ministry announced Tuesday, EFE reports.

The announcement was made at the 37th annual WorldTravel Market (WTM) tourism fair in Excel London, London’s main trade fair, Ministrymarketing advisor Magaly Toribio said in a statement.

The carrier will fly to the destination onTuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, with a plane whose capacity is 275 passengers."These additional flights mean that more English families and touristswill have new travel alternatives to the Dominican Republic, which representsmore visitors to the country from the European nation."

Toribio said more than 138,800 Englishtourists arrived in the Dominican Republic during the first 10 months, or 19,500more visitors compared to the same period in 2015, "which shows the growthof that issuing market, which will continue to climb with the addition of newflights."

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