Tourism April 15, 2024 | 3:27 pm

Dominican Republic hosts ‘Caribbean Flying Adventures 2024’

Puerto Plata, DR.- This Monday, the Dominican Republic welcomed approximately 11 aircraft carrying 40 passengers from Florida, the United States, and Canada as part of the “Caribbean Flying Adventures 2024” Fly In event. The event recognized the contributions of Víctor Pichardo, Director of the Airport Department (DA), to the sector.

Coordinated by renowned American promoter Jim Parker, the recreational aeronautical event was received at Puerto Plata’s Gregorio Luperón International Airport by a delegation from DA, led by Pichardo, along with Gen. Suárez Floreal, Director of CESAC, and representatives from the Sector Party. The event highlighted the country’s readiness for general aviation.

RD recibe 11 aeronaves de Florida y Canadá en Fly In en Aeropuerto de Puerto Plata

In his speech, Pichardo expressed gratitude for the recognition on behalf of the Airport Department, acknowledging the ongoing efforts and initiatives to promote the Dominican Republic as a welcoming destination for Non-Commercial Private Aviation. He emphasized the commitment to making the country the leading destination for such aviation, as outlined in the first Protocol for the Management of Non-Commercial Private Aviation established by President Luis Abinader through decree 259-23.

Pichardo thanked Parker for his dedication to promoting the country’s growth and assured him of the national effort supported by the President, the Ministry of Tourism, and their institution.

Parker praised the Dominican Republic’s status as the top destination for commercial visitor arrivals and commended the measures taken by the Airport Department, IDAC, and CESAC to achieve similar success in private aviation.

Following their arrival in Puerto Plata, the pilots and their companions will proceed to the Osvaldo Virgil Domestic Airport in Montecristi. Their departure from this terminal is scheduled for Thursday, April 18.

Other participants included Saúl Rodríguez from IDAC, Danilo Rosario representing Universal Aviation, and Carlos Rodolí, General Director of Gregorio Luperón International Airport, among others.

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