On Thursday morning (21), the President of the Civil Aviation Council of the Dominican Republic announced that the body had approved code-sharing operations between Iberia and Qatar Airways, which will allow Qatar to operate the flights of correspondence from Doha to Santo Domingo via Madrid (Iberia) between March and October this year.
The Caribbean country began to strengthen cooperation with Qatar as early as 2021, when Deputy Director General of IDAC (Dominican Civil Aviation Institute) Héctor Porcella and Trade Representative of the Qatar Embassy, Yasser Al -Abdulla, met in Santo Domingo to advance coordination between agencies.
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Likewise, the Dominican Republic recently held meetings with the three largest airlines in the Persian Gulf – Qatar, Emirates and Etihad – to secure the routes, as they are interested in reaching the coveted tourist destination and the Dominicans in reaching the main Middle Eastern business centers. .
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According to data obtained by Aviacionline by Cirium, Iberia will operate 80 direct flights between Madrid and Santo Domingo in May with its Airbus A330-200 configured with 288 seats (19 in business class and 269 in economy), to offer a total of 23,224 monthly tickets on the road.
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