Wingo, Copa’s low-cost airline, is generating great expectations in the tourism sector of Santo Domingo. Already, the hoteliers of the capital, see an important boost of visitors with the new route between Bogotá and the Dominican capital that will start from next April.
As recently stated by Julio César Mordán, director of the OPT of the Dominican Republic in Colombia. The new Wingo connection will have a frequency of 2 weekly flights, Friday and Monday. This will give way to a significant increase of tourists to the country.
“We are coordinating several promotional actions for the opening of this route, in collaboration with the Hotel Association of Santo Domingo and with the airline Wingo,” Mordán explained.
The line has transported more than 1.9 million passengers in two years to destinations in the DR, Mexico, Cuba, Ecuador, Panama and Aruba. It is the only “low cost” route Bogotá-Caracas.
The subsidiary of COPA Airlines is making its mark in the Caribbean market. It grew 23% in number of travelers in Latin America during 2018 due to its availability of chairs and accessible prices. According to its manager Catalina Bretón, the company is not afraid that other companies in the same sector will take away its market.
In the Dominican Republic, Wingo operates the Bogota-Punta Cana route and increased that frequency in August of 2018.