Arajet, a new low-cost carrier based in the Dominican Republic, has announced its entry in to the short and medium hop flight space with a $55 fare sale.
The fares start at $55 one-way and $149 round-trip to destinations in the Caribbean and South America. Arajet's first flight is slated to take off September 15th to Mexico City. More info here.
Arajet will expand its flight service to include new routes to Monterrey, Mexico; Barranquilla, Cali, and Cartagena, Colombia; Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador; Lima, Peru; Guatemala City, Guatemala; San Salvador, El Salvador; and St. Martin, Aruba, and Curaçao in the Caribbean.
In October, it will add flights to Toronto and Montreal in Canada; Medellin and Bogota in Colombia; San Jose in Costa Rica; Kingston in Jamaica. This establishes a robust route network of 20 destinations in 12 countries in its first 3 months of operations.
Arajet’s CEO Victor Pacheco said:
“We promised low fares and we are announcing our trade mark low fares never seen before in our country,” said Mr. Pacheco. “This is the first step in the process to build the first strategic connecting hub in the Caribbean that will foster the Americas connectivity at the lowest fares. Additionally, starting in September we are kicking-off our mission to convert Las Americas International Airport into a premier Latin-American Air Hub,” he added.
Arajet will be starting operations with five brand new state-of-the-art Boeing 737 MAX-8 aircraft. These aircraft are environmentally friendly, and will help the airline to save on fuel costs, maintenance and operations. The goal is to allow Arajet to pass those savings on to its guests.
This was originally Dominican Wings, founded in 2014 as a tour operator and Pacheco rebranded the carrier as Arajet.