New flight from Czech Republic to Puerto Plata announced.
A new charter flight from the Czech Republic to Puerto Plata is planned to start on 1st November, 2012.
The announcement was made by Leila Boacier, director of the Office of Tourism Promotion (OPT) for the Czech Republic and Eastern Europe, after concluding a meeting with Ferid Nasr, owner of tour operator Exim Tours, who will operate the flight.
"We are happy to have reached this agreement with Exim Tours, to bring the first direct flight to Puerto Plata, and make this flight of great importance to that Puerto Plata following an extraordinary recovery," said the OPT director.
The charter flight will be operated by the Travel Service every ten or eleven days, using an aircraft with a capacity for 266 passengers, on route from Prague to Puerto Plata from the first of November until March 30.
Boasier reported to have finalized the Exim Tours agreement with the airline and hotels in order for the operation to be a success.
"From now on we will arrange a press trip to the destinations of Puerto Plata and Samana, as part of measures to make Puerto Plata known in the region," she said.
She noted that in the two and a half years since they opened the office in the Czech Republic, they have set up four permanent charter flights from Eastern Europe, two from Poland and two from the Czech Republic.
The Dominican Republic in March 2012 received by air a total of 479,354 non-resident visitors, which in absolute terms an increase of 39,741 tourists over the same month last year.