Three Airlines Have Confirmed New Operations At Puerto Plata International Airport

The month of March has entered with great news for the province of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Earlier this month, Tui-Fly and Maxitravel had confirmed a significant increase in their operations at the Puerto Plata International Airport. Last Tuesday, March 10th, the Minister of Tourism confirmed that a new Swiss Airline would be operating in Puerto Plata for the next winter 2020-2021.

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According to Infotur Dominicano, the Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, Francisco Javier García, and the CEO of Edelweiss, Bernd Bauer, signed an agreement for a new Zurich-Puerto Plata flight, which was carried out in Kloten, Switzerland, and Santo Domingo.

Starting November 3, for the next winter 2020-21, the airline will be flying on Tuesdays in the A340, direct to Puerto Plata International Airport. This aircraft has 314 seats, 27 of which are Business Class, 76 Economy Max, and 211 Economy.

Edelweiss is the largest Swiss airline of vacation destinations. Besides, it flies to the most beautiful dream destinations in the world. Its fleet of 16 aircraft operates with 73 destinations in 33 countries around the world. Every year, more than 2.7 million people fly with Edelweiss. So this is significant for the Puerto Plata tourism industry because it is now on the scope of big companies


Earlier this month, Puerto Plata Tourist Cluster announced that TUI-Fly increased its commitment to the Dominican Republic as a tourist destination by increasing its air routes next winter with new direct flights from Düsseldorf, Germany to Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, four times per week.

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Air operations will be carried out with a new model airplane, the Boeing 787-8 (Dreamliner). Starting on November 4, 2020, Puerto Plata will have a new flight from Düsseldorf on Wednesdays.

The high-frequency program from Düsseldorf Airport offers more flexibility when scheduling vacations. The Boeing 787-8s has a total of 300 seats, 47 of which are Premium Economy, which will be a comfortable feature for those flying to Puerto Plata. 

DER Touristik, in collaboration with Condor, will launch a flight from Frankfurt to Puerto Plata International Airport on Sundays and a combined flight to Puerto Plata with Santo Domingo on Wednesdays.



It should be noted that one of the first positive news regarding the increase in flights was released by the travel agency Maxitravel, which released information about a new charter operation with 2,000 tourists from Ecuador who will arrive in Puerto Plata in the summer season of this year 2020.

This was announced by the general manager of Maxitravel, Fidel Murgueytio, who explained that his company had scheduled direct flights from the Ecuadorian capital, Quito, to Puerto Plata International Airport.

“The Ecuadorian public has been fascinated by Puerto Plata; they have loved the natural attractions of the destination, the beauty of its Historical Center, and the warmth of its people,” said the businessman during the development of version 39 of the Anato Tourist Tradeshow 2020 in Bogotá, Colombia. 

At the same time, the director of Maxitravel recognized the high interest and excellent disposition shown by the authorities of the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic (Mitur), to strengthen and expand the commercial relations of his company with tourism service providers in the country.

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There is no doubt that Puerto Plata is a beautiful city. All its natural and historical attractions and friendly people charm many travelers from around the world, who sometimes decide to relocate to this beautiful destination due to its affordable living. Dream City will complement all these fascinating attractions by offering residents and travelers world-class amenities and, at the same time, it will generate a positive impact on the tourism industry of the North Coast.