DATA SPOTLIGHT: Dominican Republic

This year the Corporate Travel Community (CTC) will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot at where they sit today in the Covid-19 impacted world, we look at Dominican Republic, where new rules have opened the island to international arrivals.

Authorities in the country have reviewed COVID-19 protocols and established a new procedure that eliminates the requirement to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. The Government has dropped its full-scale testing programme, instead opting for rapid tests performed on randomly-selected passengers. As part of the measures to support the recovery of the tourism industry, the Dominican Republic is offering free travellers’ health insurance for COVID-19-related incidents to all tourists that enter the country.

Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Tourism reported the Dominican Republic is the second most searched destination in the Caribbean among US consumers, according to ForwardKeys data. Minister of Tourism David Collado stated: “We are thrilled to see that consumers are eager to return to visiting Dominican Republic”.

The data compiled by ForwardKeys shows that Dominican Republic is the second most searched destination in the Caribbean among US consumers booking quarter one 2021 travel; the country accounts for 13.3% of 1Q 2021 searches in the region.

AIRPORTS IN THE COUNTRY

ANNUAL VISITOR ARRIVALS (2010 – 2020YTD)

VISITOR ARRIVALS BY MARKET (2019)

MONTHLY VISITOR ARRIVALS AND SEASONALITY IN DEMAND (2017 – 2020)

SCHEDULE MOVEMENT SUMMARY (w/c 19-Oct-2020)

ANNUAL CAPACITY (2012 – 2021*)NOTE:*the values for this year are at least partly predictive up to six months and may be subject to change.

WEEKLY INTERNATIONAL CAPACITY (2017-2020*)NOTE:*the values for this year are at least partly predictive up to six months and may be subject to change.

CAPACITY SPLIT BETWEEN DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS (w/c 19-Oct-2020)

LARGEST AIRLINES BY CAPACITY (w/c 19-Oct-2020)

CAPACITY SPLIT BETWEEN LOCAL AND FOREIGN OPERATORS (w/c 19-Oct-2020)

AIRLINE BUSINESS MODEL CAPACITY SPLIT (w/c 19-Oct-2020)

DEVELOPMENT OF LCC ACTIVITY IN COUNTRY (2009 – 2019)

ALLIANCE CAPACITY SPLIT (w/c 19-Oct-2020)

INTERNATIONAL CAPACITY BREAKDOWN BY COUNTRY (w/c 19-Oct-2020)

DEPARTING SYSTEM SEATS BY CLASS (w/c 19-Oct-2020)

BUSIEST INTERNATIONAL MARKETS BY CAPACITY (w/c 19-Oct-2020)

LOCAL AIRLINES’ AIRCRAFT FLEET (as at 19-Oct-2020)

COVID-19 INFECTIONS (as at 19-Oct-2020)

MORE INSIGHTS:

COVID-19: Island nations’ serious loss of air services. Part 2

Dominican Republic: positive action needed as US bookings fall

Thomas Cook departure shifts UK-Caribbean aviation dynamics

Bookings to the Dominican Republic from the US sink after a spate of tourist deaths, but there are signs of an uplift

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