The domestic aviation sector is the largest in the region, especially in view of the renewed commitment of the authorities to gradually increase the flow of tourists to the island. As such, the country boasts a modern civil aviation law, which since 2014, admits the offer of civil aviation services even for companies with 100% foreign capital if they constitute a domicile in the country.
The civil aviation services are provided after obtained a license from the national authorities, which are the Civil Aviation Board (JAC) as dictating body sector policies and who has the final say in granting licenses, and the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC), the regulatory body. Of importance is the involvement of Specialized Corps of Airport Security and Civil Aviation (CESAC) also has an impact on aviation matters in our country, and who are responsible for ensuring the safety of passengers, crew, staff land and the general public in all matters relating to civil aviation.
Dominican Civil Aviation Law applies to all civil aircraft (not owned in whole or in part by a sovereign state), its owners, operators, crew, passengers and transported effects, and any person involved in the aviation activity, which is in the country, split it, land, fly over or otherwise under the jurisdiction of national sovereignty.
The licenses are issued for specific routes, renewable every 10 years, based on bilateral aviation agreements, which the country has signed with Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador , France, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Panama, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Associate Members of the Association of Caribbean States. In the absence of bilateral agreement licenses will be awarded based on reciprocity between states. Foreign airlines can exercise until the fifth freedom. The eighth Dominican freedom requires a minimum capital of 51%, in addition to other requirements.
Finally, it is necessary to emphasize that there are no restrictions for foreign companies operating airports in the country or offer services within them, as a ramp, safety, packaging, etc.