Zurich Airport, 12 May 2021

Edelweiss to fly to Puerto Plata from 2 July

This new flight will further expand the existing Edelweiss tourist offer in the Caribbean (Cancún in Mexico, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, Havana in Cuba and Montego Bay in Jamaica) and in Central America (San José in Costa Rica). The Edelweiss holiday destinations in the Caribbean and Central America will again be served up to 12 times a week in July.

Puerto Plata, the holiday paradise on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, is equally popular with young people, families, sun worshippers, water sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. The nearby beaches of Sosúa and Cabarete are not only inviting for bathing holidays, but are also a magnet for divers, kite surfers and windsurfers. Puerto Plata is also the ideal starting point for excursions into the impressive nature of the surrounding area.

"At the current time, we notice that the need for holidays by the sea is greater than ever. We are pleased to be able to offer our guests another and safe holiday destination in time for the summer holidays" said Patrick Heymann, Chief Commercial Officer at Edelweiss.

The safety and well-being of tourists and local employees is a top priority for the Dominican Republic. Petra Cruz, European Director of the Tourist Board Dominican Republic: "The Dominican Republic is coping with the Covid 19 situation thanks to its quick response and certified protocols. The Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili was recently able to see this for himself on site. He confirmed that the country was safe, well prepared to receive tourists and a best-practice example that tourism is possible in times of Covid-19".

Edelweiss will fly directly from Zurich to Puerto Plata every Friday from 2 July 2021.

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Edelweiss is Switzerland’s leading leisure travel airline and flies to the most beautiful destinations in the world. The airline reliably ensures a pleasant and carefree travel time to the holiday destination and looks after the safety and well-being of its guests with commitment and cordiality. Edelweiss is a sister company of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) and a member of the Lufthansa Group.

Further information:

Andreas Meier
Head of Corporate Communications
Edelweiss Air AG
media@flyedelweiss.com