Aeromar Líneas Aéreas Dominicanas
|Parent company||Aeromar Líneas Aéreas Dominicanas, Inc.|
|Headquarters||Santo Domingo and Santiago|
|Key people||Raymundo Polanco Alegria (CEO) Ryan Polanco (CFO)|
For the Mexican airline, see Aeromar.
The airline was established in 1998 by Raymundo Polanco Alegria (Santiago de los Caballeros, 1928 -Santo Domingo, 2015) to replace the defunct Dominicana de Aviación. Polanco-Alegria was an Air Force military commander and a key figure in the "Rebellion of the Pilots" movement in November 1961, when military action was taken by a group of aviators to guarantee the democratic process after the death of the dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo
Prior to Aeromar Airlines, Polanco, the grandson of Spanish Jose Alegria Serrano (b. Almeria, Andalusia), had founded Aeromar Cargo in 1962 as an airfreight forwarder and all-cargo carrier. By the mid 90s, under President Jaime Polanco, it became the largest airfreight forwarder located between the Dominican Republic and the U.S.
Aeromar services began with a single Boeing 727 leased from Falcon Air, for routes to Miami and San Juan. In 2001, it bought a Boeing 747 to a new route to Madrid, but the route was suspended 5 months later due to heavy competition with Iberia. In 2002, new services to New York, In 2003 The Airlines began to fly to Aruba, Havana and Caracas with Boeing 737, Boeing 757 and Boeing 767. In 2003, the airline ceased operations. Aeromar leased its fleet of Boeing 757 from Icelandair and Boeing 767 from Air Atlanta. Aeromar was the first airline to fly New York– Santiago, DR route in 2002.
Their frequent flyer programs were Viajero de Plata (SilverFlyer).
- Santo Domingo, DR (SDQ) - New York, New York (JFK)
- Santo Domingo, DR (SDQ) - Miami, Florida (MIA)
- Santo Domingo, DR (SDQ) - San Juan, PR (SJU)
- Santo Domingo, DR (SDQ) - Aruba (AUA)
- Santo Domingo, DR (SDQ) - La Havana, CU (HAV)
- Santiago, DR (STI) - New York, New York (JFK)
- Santiago, DR (STI) - San Juan, PR (SJU)
- New York (John F. Kennedy International Airport) Secondary Hub
- Miami (Miami International Airport) Focus City
- Madrid (Barajas International Airport) Service launched but ended a week later
- San Juan (Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport)(2002)
- Caracas (Simón Bolívar International Airport)
- Havana (José Martí International Airport)
- Aruba (Queen Beatrix International Airport)
- Curaçao (Hato International Airport)
The Aeromar Líneas Aéreas Dominicanas fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of May 2003):
|Boeing 727-200||4||San Juan and Miami routes|
|Boeing 737-200||1||Caribbean routes|
|Boeing 737-300||1||Caribbean and Miami routes|
|Boeing 747-200||1||Madrid and Miami routes|
|Boeing 757-200||2||New York, Boston and Miami routes|
|Boeing 767-200||2||New York routes and charters to Europe|
|Boeing 767-300||1||Miami routes and charters to Europe|
- "La Rebelion de los Pilotos". Historia Dominicana en Graficas.
- "Raymundo Polanco Alegria y su Legado".
- "Aeromar International Airline – Dominican airfreight forwarder and all-cargo carrier".
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