Guyana is among several countries to which Arajet, the low-cost carrier from the Dominican Republic, has been granted permission from its aviation authority to fly to. The other countries include Trinidad, Barbados, and Belize.
The Junta de Aviación Civil (JAC) announced via a tweet that they approved the request of Arajet Airlines to include routes connecting Santo Domingo with Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Manaus, San Pedro de Sula, Belize, Bridgetown, Port of Spain and Georgetown as of March 2023.
Arajet officially launched operations in the Caribbean in September 2022, with flights to Barranquilla and Cali in Colombia, Aruba, and San Salvador. The airline added Jamaica to its routes in November.
The airline which was previously branded as Dominican Wings received its air operator’s certificate from the Dominican Republic’s Civil Aviation Authority in 2014 as a charter airline. In 2017, Avion Express announced that it has sold its 65% stake in Dominican Wings to the President of the company, Mr. Victor Pacheco who took complete control of the airline.
In early 2018, it was announced that the airline had transitioned from charter operations to scheduled ultra low-cost flights. The airline stated it had invested $60 million into its relaunch as an ultra-low-cost carrier.
The carrier operates a fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, and still has to receive approval from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority before operations can commence.