Arajet, the Caribbean’s budget-friendly airline, has now officially commenced operations in Canada and will now be offering direct flights between Toronto and Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic.
Arajet provides service to 22 destinations in the region, including Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. The airline achieved a historic milestone by introducing the first-ever nonstop flight from Toronto to Las Americas Airport in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic and the inaugural city founded on the American continent.
Arajet launched their routes to Canada with an inaugural event at Hotel X where they presented the biggest drone show ever seen in Toronto. The airline will be flying out of Toronto four days per week: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays – increasing the connectivity between the two countries.
“Today, Arajet makes history by being the first Dominican airline to fly to Canada, providing new opportunities to grow business and tourism between our two nations,” said Victor Pacheco, Founder and CEO of Arajet. “Arajet also establishes Santo Domingo as an exciting new Hub on the continent for Canadians, connecting them to more than 10 countries in the Americas, such as Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Curacao, Aruba, and Colombia, with a low-fare airline that does not compromise on customer service and experience.”
The Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to Canada, Frank Hans Dannenberg, said “The inauguration of this new air route by Arajet, S.A. is not only a business achievement but also a significant step in the interconnection between Canada and the Latin American region, as it will strengthen the mobility between Canadians and Dominicans, at competitive prices”
“We are thrilled to be the first part of Arajet’s expansion into the Canadian market,” said Khalil Lamrabet, Chief Commercial Officer, Greater Toronto Airports Authority. “This new route will link Toronto Pearson to a new level of connectivity in Central and South America. It’s just another way we are working to increase travel options for the millions of passengers who pass through our airport every year.”
Santo Domingo boasts a captivating history and vibrant culture. Attractions that travelers will want to put at the top of their list include the first Cathedral of America, and the first City Hall established in the Americas, along with other cultural and culinary treasures. With a population exceeding 3 million, the country stands as the Caribbean’s most populous city and a prominent hub for both business and tourism in the region.
Toronto Arajet travellers will enjoy tropical beaches 20 minutes from the airport, such as Boca Chica or Juan Dolio, as well as Bayahibe, just 45 minutes away. Arajet also offers travel from Santo Domingo to the popular resorts and beaches of Punta Cana, which is less than two hours away and with no extra cost.
Arajet has an extensive route network of 22 destinations in 16 countries, and more than 150 connections in North, Central and South America, interconnecting the entire continent at the lowest fare with industry-leading operational safety. Arajet expects to fly more than 7 million passengers in the next five years through its Santo Domingo Hub, with increasingly convenient flights and fares to enhance connectivity between the Americas and the Caribbean.
Arajet is the first low-fare airline in the Caribbean region and started operations in September 2022 from its base at Las Americas Airport in Santo Domingo, under its airline operator certificate (AOC) from the Dominican Republic. Arajet will operate a new fleet of Boeing 737MAX-8 aircraft that provide safe and affordable travel to and from the Dominican Republic to several destinations in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean region. For more information, visit www.Arajet.com.