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CONNECT New World: Less than two months to go!

Less than two months before the start of CONNECT New World, the inaugural route development forum dedicated to the Americas and the Caribbean.

The 3-day event will bring together airports, airlines and tourism entities to discuss aviation connectivity and the specific challenges faced by these regions in a fast moving and highly competitive environment.

Over 200 participants are expected to join and 33 airlines have already registered, amongst which: Spirit Airlines, GOL, Air Transat, Swoop, Avelo Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Avianca, BlueSky Airlines, Air Caraïbes, Copa Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Air Century, Eurowings Discover, WestJet Airlines, Air Europa, Fly Atlantic, Jetsmart Airlines, Amerijet, LATAM Airlines, RED Air, Satena, Sky Cana, Arajet, Sky High Dominicana, Avianca, …

In a friendly and relaxed format, participants will be able to organise face to face meetings and engage in a high-level conference. A fantastic hospitality programme awaits attendees too.

From excursions to evening receptions, this will be the opportunity to experience the vibrant culture of the Dominican Republic.

The forum is hosted by the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic and Aerodom-VINCI Airports, operators of Las Américas International Airport (SDQ), and will take place in the dynamic city of Santo Domingo.

The award-winning JW Marriott Hotel is the official Host Venue conveniently located in the heart of the city center and close to all Official Hotels.

To welcome CONNECT delegates, the event boasts 3 official carriers that are offering special discounts:

  • Arajet, the first ULCC in the Caribbean, based in Aeropuerto Internacional Las Américas (SDQ). The airline operates a fleet of 5 brand new Boeing 737-8 MAX and has commitments for 46 aircraft.
  • Air Europa, the Spanish airline member of the SkyTeam alliance which aims to bring people together with more than 55 destinations around the world.
  • Sky High Dominicana, the Dominican airline with 12+ years of operation. The airline is able to fly to 48 US states and 36 European States including the French Caribbean.

“For AERODOM and VINCI Airports it is a pleasure to co-host CONNECT New World in Santo Domingo”, says Mónika Infante Henríquez, CEO of AERODOM.

“We are excited to receive executives from airlines, airports, tour operators and tourism authorities to explore new air routes; as well as to develop the existing ones.”

“We are very excited about CONNECT New World, our new regional event dedicated to the Americas and Caribbean and look forward to welcoming all participants next month” Says Karin Butot, CEO and founder of the Airport Agency (organizer of CONNECT).

“With over 30 airlines attending, this promises to deliver exceptional networking, in a more personal and curated format that makes CONNECT stand out.”