Dominican Republic seeks to be the connecting point of the Americas
Pacheco stressed that the Dominican Republic was included in the list of countries in which Guatemalans make investments, so many businessmen from the Central American country already have their eyes set on the island.
This could balance the economic balance since, in the last five years, the Dominican Republic had only exported US$114 million to Guatemala, while this country has generated an accumulated amount of close to US$608 million in the same time range.
In this sense, the ambassador of the Dominican Republic in Guatemala, Sara Paulino Cárdenas, indicated that: “The balance is in favor of Guatemala. Unquestionably we must try to balance the balance and we are working for that.”
Paulino Cárdenas stressed that the first plan to achieve a balance between the two countries was the creation of the Guatemalan-Dominican Chamber of Commerce (Guatedom). This chamber had begun to take shape 17 years ago but had remained stranded due to legal errors. However, it is now a reality.
Operations to different destinations
As of September 15, the airline will officially start its trips, and its destinations will be Mexico, Aruba, Colombia, Curacao, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, the island of San Martín, and Peru.
Pacheco points out that these destinations were chosen because the country has open skies and especially because Dominicans do not need a visa to travel.