The recently launched low-cost carrier will offer more than 20 weekly flights between the United States and the Dominican Republic starting July 25, according to the company.
The Dominican Republic-based airline, founded in late 2021,is making life difficult for JetBlue, Frontier and Spirit Airlines.
At a time when most airlines are forced to cancel flights and scale back their once-ambitious summer schedules due to staffing shortages, brand-new Dominican Republic-based Red Air is increasing service between the United States and the Caribbean island.
Flight L53993 will depart daily from Miami International, three times a day, always at 08:00, 10:30 and 12:30. If there are no delays, the trip will take only two and a half hours. Arrival times for each outbound flight are expected at 10:30, 13:00 and 15:00.
Americans have several alternatives for returning home. Flights from Las Americas International in Santo Domingo depart at 12:30, 15:00 and 17:00. Those are scheduled to arrive in Miami at 15:00, 17:30, and 19:30. Again, the frequency is daily, three times every day on any given day.
Since this is a new airline making a name for itself, the company wants to maintain “competitive quality parameters,” according to Dominican Today.
This means that travelers are receiving more privileges for significantly less money, including the right to 32 kilograms of checked baggage in ‘tourist class’, in addition to the 8 kg cabin suitcase that can be placed in the overhead lockers.
The new flights are part of Red Air’s 2022 growth strategy, which includes establishing bases in cities throughout Central and South America and increasing frequencies to U.S. cities with strong connections to the Dominican Republic, mainly in South Florida. If these plans prove successful, long-haul flights are also planned, including to Europe.