That’s a big downgrade for passenger experience
No, the flight before was Fridays MXP-LRM-ANU-MXP and now will be MXP-SDQ-ANU-MXP. They have another flight on Saturdays to LRM, In my understand now is better because Beach destinations like Boca Chica and Juan Dolio are closer to Santo Domingo than La Romana, There are Italians living in those areas and a lot of them go on vacations too. Also more easy for Dominicans living in Milan or Dominicans visitting Milan. Dominican goverment is starting to promote Santo Domingo and show we have more than just beaches, now are including in the promotions a Cultural and Gastronomic turism for Santo Domingo.
I meant a downgrade in that SDQ is a mess: old, run down, poor customer service, A/C barely functioning, every passenger treated like they’re smuggling drugs. It’s the not kind of vacation experience that a lot of people are used to. LRM and PUJ are so much more tourist oriented.
How long its been you dont fly out from SDQ? How many times have you fly into LRM and PUJ?
SDQ is renovated and started another process to renovate de Parkings, Central atrio will have new inmigration area, New Cargo city and administrative, consolidation shipping companies office and cargo custom facilities.
I had fly out and in from all 3 airports, about LRM one time they checked my suitcase, 2 other times dont. Biggest drug cases here in DR has been catched in LRM and I have seen how they checked people taki g theor to the room like any other airport.
From PUJ only 2 of 7 times they stoped me only to ask me questions.
From SDQ one time sent to migration to check if I havea fake Mexican Visa and another time to ask what I was going to do in Colombia, questions answered and I continued with my trip.
I just traveled to Canada from PUJ before boarding they put a dog so smell all carry on of every passenger, when la ded in YUL they opened my suitcase and put a sign opened with a code, when I picked up my suitcase came to me an officer and made questions, liftted with his hands my suitcase, checked touching the back of my suitcase. Not sure if you didnt know that Dominican Republic is a path used to smugle drogs into Europe and North America, so nothing wrong about checking people, what i do is be first in line for checkin and go inside inmeditly so they can check and ask all that they want.