The Frontier Airlines company opened this May 1, 2019, its direct flight from Orlando, Florida to Punta Cana, which will have three frequencies a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays on an Airbus A320, with a capacity of 186 passengers. Raquel Reyes, director of the Office of Tourism Promotion (OPT), of the Ministry of Tourism (Mitur) in Orlando FL., Said that this flight represents a great achievement for the Dominican Republic because it is the only direct service from the center of Florida to Punta Cana. He informed that this represents a projection of growth in the arrival of tourists from Orlando, since there will be 29,016 seats available each year, also expressed that this flight is part of Frontier’s expansion strategy to the Caribbean and it is expected to increase its frequency of 3 to 5 weekly flights. Philippa Richards, manager for the Dominican Republic of Frontier, declared that this event is a tremendous achievement for the airline, as the Dominican Republic is an important destination and will work to increase sales and thus increase weekly frequencies. “This direct flight makes it easier to travel with the family, before they had to come to Miami and for Dominicans who want to visit Disney that is a bit forced by the children,” said Richards. Rafael Alberto Smith, Director of Terminal Operations at Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), said that this event marks an important starting point that was made possible by the hard work done by Philippa and Giovanny Rainieri, Airside Operations Manager (PUJ). “The airport management (PUJ) thanks the trust placed by Frontier, and the passengers who decided to take this flight to Punta Cana as their destination. We will work so that what starts today is a success and that, instead of 3 frequencies, we have flights for the whole week “, reported Smith. This first direct flight from Orlando to Punta Cana was received by Franklin Mairení Castillo, Vice Minister of Tourism Development and Development of MITUR; David Woodard, regional manager of Frontier, Ernesto Veloz, president of the Association of Hotels and Tourist Projects in the East (ASOLESTE). As well as, Juan Manuel Martin De Oliva, vice president of the Tourism Business Area of Banco Popular, Colonel Pilot FARD Osvaldo Pérez Feliz, supervisor of the Specialized Body of Tourism Security (CESTUR), Bávaro, Punta Cana, among other personalities linked to the sector.