Minister for Civil Aviation, Rayburn Blackmoore, said the airline has been given a one month route licence in the first instance, which may be followed by a three year licence.
Blackmoore believes that this is a major plus for Dominica.
“I have been so advised that they will do Venezuela, Trinidad, Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines and into Dominica, which is of course, a major plus for us in Dominica,” he said.
Blackmoore said the government is seeking to establish same day connections into Dominica from the major cities across the world.
This he believes will have a tremendous impact on Dominica’s economy.
“The issue of spending EC$116 million on the airport to improve the airport facilities to facilitate same day connections, including night landing, to us, is setting the pace for Dominica’s advancement. I think if we are to attract move activities at the airport, that in itself, is going to have a positive impact on the economy and many persons including the hotel industry, taxi operators, to name a few will benefit. It will be a major boost for the economy from a global standpoint,” Blackmoore said.
A welcome ceremony was held at the Melville Hall Airport on Thursday to officially welcome the airline.