The open skies agreement between Guatemala and the Dominican Republic has been finalized.

Guatemala and the Dominican Republic have signed a binding open skies agreement.

According to the agreement, both Central American countries will reduce their involvement in air transport between their respective borders, whether for passenger services, cargo operations, or a combination of the two.

Luis Abinader, President of the Dominican Republic, has authorized the Civil Aviation Board to sign the Air Services Agreement that the two countries had previously agreed to.

It sets a “complete liberalization” approach to the two countries’ air markets.

The signature of this instrument demonstrates both countries’ desire to reinforce and contribute to the growth of bilateral relations in the sphere of civil aviation, said José Ernesto Marte Piantini, Civil Aviation Board’s highest authority. He also emphasized the “new potential for Dominican airlines” as well as the expanded service offering.

Passenger and aircraft traffic between the two nations is now only possible via non-scheduled links that require specific licenses.

There are no scheduled flights between Guatemala and the Dominican Republic at this time. The goal is to enhance travel between the two nations by easing airline agreements and enabling operations with no frequency restrictions.

The new Dominican airline Arajet has announced that it would fly direct flights between Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) in Santo Domingo and La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City, thanks to the accord of the open skies system.

The airline also said that the service would begin “in two months” and will have two weekly frequencies in each direction.