Tourism December 10, 2022 | 1:05 pm

Dominican Republic government focuses on lowering air fares

The DR Government is promoting investment in new airlines in order to make them more competitive and thus lower airfares, which has been a challenge for the tourism sector, said Héctor Porcella, acting director general of the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC).

“We have made an incentive in promoting investment in new lines,” he reiterated.

The official said that the Tourism Cabinet seeks to design public policies that contribute to the decrease in airfare prices.

“If we have greater competitiveness and greater offers from airlines, we can have better prices so that there will be more tourists visiting the country,” he explained, according to Hoy.

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December 11, 2022 8:43 am

Taking the US as an example it has lots of airline competition…but prices still sky high…

Last edited 1 year ago by alfredo
December 15, 2022 6:33 pm
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Over the top taxes and fees on tickets

Paul Tierney
December 11, 2022 9:48 am

Investment = subsidies, new airlines = Dominican airlines, design public policies = provide advantages such as better gates and better departure times over int’l competitors

Senor Hemp
December 15, 2022 9:19 pm

The taxes for going in and out of the Dominican Republic are out of control. They are the highest in the region. They should do something about the lousy internet in the airport.