SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arajet, the newly launched Dominican low-fared airline, introduced its operational team of air safety experts, all of whom have vast international experience in the management of safety processes and standards in the aviation industry, to the director of the Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation (IDAC), Héctor Porcella.

Víctor Pacheco Méndez, CEO of Arajet, explained that the airline is getting ready to connect the country with other markets across The Americas. “We are assuming the responsibility of the reborn of Dominican aviation, with a highly qualified international team, appointed to guarantee that our operations meet the highest safety standards in the global aviation industry, while providing the most comprehensive maintenance service to our new and modern fleet,” stated Mr. Pacheco Méndez.

The air safety team is made up by John Allen, Chair of the Safety Review Board; Garret Malone, Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Alan Arias, Director of Operations. The three veteran aviation executives have significant experience in air safety management and have been assigned by the Dominican-flagged airline to guard and guarantee the safety and tranquility of all its passengers and flights throughout The Americas.

John Allen is a specialist in aviation, security, safety and quality management systems and served as Director of Flight Standards for the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from 2009 to 2013. He is also responsible for leading the development and effectiveness of Safety Operations Programs for Arajet, both in the air and on the ground.

Garret Malone, has deep experience in the area of ​​operations, particularly in the ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) industry in Europe. In Latin America, he has served as Vice President of Operations and Maintenance, being a fundamental pillar in the process of transforming low-cost carriers in the region.

Alan Arias, Dominican pilot, has extensive training and aviation industry experience, and has served as Director Flight Standards at IDAC. He has also served as Inspector of Air Operations and currently leads the Operations Department in Arajet.

With the appointment of this team of aviation industry experts, Arajet reaffirms its commitment to the safety of all its passengers and flights, strengthened with the operation of its new fleet of Boeing 737-8 aircrafts with the latest technology, meeting the requirements of an increasingly modern aeronautical market, that demands enhanced safety and comfort.

About Arajet

Arajet is the first ultra-low-fare airline in the Caribbean region and will commence operations in 2022 from its base at Las Americas Airport in Santo Domingo, under its airline operator certificate (AOC) from the Dominican Republic. Arajet will operate a fleet of Boeing 737-8 aircraft that provide safe and affordable travel to and from the Dominican Republic to several destinations in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean region. For more information, visit


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