Press Release: CONNECT New World – Less than two months to go!

Amelie Cado

Less than two months before the start of CONNECT New World, the inaugural route development forum dedicated to the Americas and the Caribbean.

The 3-day event will bring together airports, airlines and tourism entities to discuss aviation connectivity and the specific challenges faced by these regions in a fast moving and highly competitive environment.

Over 200 participants are expected to join and 33 airlines have already registered, amongst which: Spirit Airlines, GOL, Air Transat, Swoop, Avelo Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Avianca, BlueSky Airlines, Air Caraïbes, Copa Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Air Century, Eurowings Discover, WestJet Airlines, Air Europa, Fly Atlantic, Jetsmart Airlines, Amerijet, LATAM Airlines, RED Air, Satena, Sky Cana, Arajet, Sky High Dominicana, Avianca, …

In a friendly and relaxed format, participants will be able to organise face to face meetings and engage in a high-level conference. A fantastic hospitality programme awaits attendees too. From excursions to evening receptions, this will be the opportunity to experience the vibrant culture of the Dominican Republic.

The forum is hosted by the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic and Aerodom-VINCI Airports, operators of Las Américas International Airport (SDQ), and will take place in the dynamic city of Santo Domingo. The award-winning JW Marriott Hotel is the official Host Venue conveniently located in the heart of the city center and close to all Official Hotels.

To welcome CONNECT delegates, the event boasts 3 official carriers that are offering special discounts:

  • Arajet, the first ULCC in the Caribbean, based in Aeropuerto Internacional Las Américas (SDQ). The airline operates a fleet of 5 brand new Boeing 737-8 MAX and has commitments for 46 aircraft.
  • Air Europa, the Spanish airline member of the SkyTeam alliance which aims to bring people together with more than 55 destinations around the world.
  • Sky High Dominicana, the Dominican airline with 12+ years of operation. The airline is able to fly to 48 US states and 36 European States including the French Caribbean.

“For AERODOM and VINCI Airports it is a pleasure to co-host CONNECT New World in Santo Domingo. We are excited to receive executives from airlines, airports, tour operators and tourism authorities to explore new air routes; as well as to develop the existing ones”, says Mónika Infante Henríquez, CEO of AERODOM.

“We are very excited about CONNECT New World, our new regional event dedicated to the Americas and Caribbean and look forward to welcoming all participants next month. With over 30 airlines attending, this promises to deliver exceptional networking, in a more personal and curated format that makes CONNECT stand out. ” Says Karin Butot, CEO and founder of the Airport Agency (organizer of CONNECT).


CONNECT is an established route development event created by The Airport Agency and operating in the European region for the past 19 years. The event provides a unique meeting platform for airlines, airports, tourism bodies and industry suppliers.

Taking place over 3 days, CONNECT New World will bring together key figures from the industry to discuss current and future aviation issues, find new partnerships and secure current ones, while discovering a rich and diverse destination.

For more information about CONNECT visit:

+33 (0) 4 72 59 20 80


Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south, The Dominican Republic is one of the most desired destinations for a combined business and leisure trip. From sea to mountain ranges, valleys, sand dunes, the Dominican Republic has one of the most varied landscapes in the Caribbean. The island is situated just two hours south of Miami, less than four hours from New York and eight hours from most European cities.

Las Américas International Airport is located in the country’s capital city, Santo Domingo, and is the country’s main port of entry. The city is the most modern and dynamic metropolis in the Caribbean, and home to the first European settlement of the Americas and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site: The Colonial City.

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