World May 10, 2023 | 4:02 pm

US delegation would arrive in June to sign the open skies agreement

David Collado, the Minister of Tourism, has announced that a delegation from the United States will be arriving in the Dominican Republic next June to sign the Open Skies agreement, a treaty that has been anticipated by the sector for more than 15 years. The United States government has communicated that it is prioritizing the signing of the open skies treaty between the two countries.

Collado told that the project is 95% complete, with the Dominican authorities putting the finishing touches and responding to a communication sent by the US State Department on the matter. The agreement aims to make traveling easier for tourists and will have a significant impact on the tourism sector in the Dominican Republic.

The signing of the Open Skys agreement has been long-awaited by the sector, and it is expected to strengthen the relationship between the Dominican Republic and the United States. The tourism industry is one of the primary contributors to the Dominican economy, and the treaty’s successful signing will create opportunities for growth and development in the sector.

Under an Open Skies agreement, airlines can provide more affordable, convenient, and efficient air services to consumers by minimizing limitations on airline decisions about routes, number of flights, and inter-airline partnerships. These modern aviation agreements are pro-consumer, pro-competition, and pro-growth arrangements which allow more international passenger and cargo flights between the Dominican Republic and the United States. It will bring more flights with more options, to more cities, at cheaper prices. More affordable visits to friends and family, and long-term growth in tourism options for visitors here – a win for all travelers.

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Ramon Garcia
May 10, 2023 5:45 pm

Good news at last!?

bernie sierra
May 11, 2023 3:25 pm

Yeah. It is good for the country but for me because it is an hour drive from house.

Rebecca Olbrys
May 30, 2023 9:44 am

Is this set to happen this June 2023 or next June 2024?

Rebecca M Olbrys
September 13, 2023 12:52 pm

Was the Open Skies agreement ever signed?