Budget friendly Arajet Airlines set to begin operations in TT

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Budget friendly Arajet Airlines set to begin operations in TT

Ultra low-cost startup airline, Arajet Airlines, will soon be flying to our shores.

The Dominican Republic-based airline has received permission from the country’s civil aviation board, Junta de Aviación Civil (JAC), to begin both scheduled and unscheduled flights to Trinidad from its base at Santo Domingo’s Las Américas International Airport (SDQ).

Arajet also received permission to fly routes to Brazil, Honduras, Belize, Barbados and Guyana.

The announcement was made via JAC’s Twitter page on Thursday. JAC says operations are expected to begin in March 2023 using the company’s existing fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8s.

Arajet Airlines began operations in September 2022 and currently flies to 18 destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Ultra-low-cost carriers typically unbundle fares – meaning that your ticket only covers the price of a seat. The airline then upsells passengers on everything extra, including baggage and meal.

However, customers can expect fares around 30% to 60% cheaper than those currently available on the market. Tickets for these new routes can be booked in the upcoming weeks, although it should be noted that Arajet has yet to reveal when it will officially begin operations in T&T.