They are trying to make the DR the premier private general aviation destination in the Caribbean

The Dominican Republic’s airport sector is implementing the necessary measures to make the country the premier destination in the Caribbean in terms of private aviation, through the promotions of the various tourist attractions and the facilities offered to business travelers, tourists, consumers and enthusiasts of general aviation.

The Director of the Airport Department (DA) Víctor Pichardo, who participated in Lakeland, Florida, in the “Aviation Fair SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo 2021”, the support of all Dominican institutions related to the aviation, airport and tourism system, in the quest to capture the more than 40,000 private jets flying to the Caribbean, which would have a positive effect on national tourism.

“It is the first time that all institutions in the industry have come together to support an event like this, which translates into a clear signal that we are working to strengthen national private aviation,” Pichardo explained at the event. which was held from the 13th to the 18th of this month, with world-renowned state-of-the-art technology exhibitions, forums, workshops, trade shows and air shows.

This year, a wide participation of the Dominican delegation was achieved, where, in addition to Pichardo, the deputy director of IDAC, Héctor Porcella; the President of the JAC, José Marte Piantini; the head of CESAC, General Carlos Febrillet; the Chief of the Air Force, General Leonel Muñoz; the migration director, Enrique García; Frank Rainieri, CEO of the Punta Cana group; Oscar Villanueva, Vice President of the VIAMAR Group.

Also in the delegation were Wendy Justo, representative of the tourism office in Miami, Carlos Núñez and Carlos Rodolí, AERODOM, Los Aeroclub Dominicano 74 and Quisqueya, Franklin Polanco, IDAC adviser, Abelardo Rutinel and Marcello Mazzilli, DA subordinates, Christiern Broberg, technical director of the DA and the pilots Edwin Sánchez and Luís Suazo.

The airport department was in charge of the exhibition for the assembly of the ‘Pavilion of the Dominican Republic’, which provided assistance to visitors wishing to visit the country via private flights, in addition to providing promotional materials and information on how to get there and the country. the facilities it has in terms of airport and tourism.

In addition, the Ministry of Tourism (Mitur), Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation (IDAC), Civil Aviation Board (JAC), Specialized Corps in Airport Security worked on the erection, modification, construction of the pavilion and dissemination of information. And Civil Aviation (CESAC), as well as Punta Cana International Airport, Del Cibao Airport in Santiago, La Romana Airport and the Dominican Airports Siglo XXI (Aerodom).

The SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo is Florida’s largest annual convention of any kind, featuring hundreds of aircraft of all shapes and sizes. It started in 1974 as a fly-in for sports aviation enthusiasts, and since then every year more than 225,000 visitors have come to what is known as the “Opening of the Aviation Season”.

In addition, hands-on workshops are held onstage to teach hundreds of construction and maintenance skills, and dozens of forums educate pilots and maintenance personnel about safety, new products and an infinite number of other hot topics.