Meet our Official Carriers
Arajet, the first ULCC in the Caribbean
Air Europa, the Spanish airline member of the SkyTeam alliance
Our Official Airline Partner
Arajet is the first ULCC in the Caribbean and is based in Aeropuerto Internacional Las Américas (SDQ), located in the capital of the Dominican Republic (DR) Santo Domingo. Arajet operates a fleet of 5 brand new Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft and has commitments for 46 aircraft. Arajet was founded and is led by Victor Pacheco, Chief Executive Officer, who has a financial and operational background from Bain Capital, Griffin Asset Management, and Boeing.
Airline CEO, Victor Pacheco:
"We believe in the ULCC model because it allows more people to fly, expanding the market for everyone, and because it has proven profitable and resilient. The aviation sector is important far beyond tourism, it has a multiplier effect for economic development broadly."
Discount for Delegates
CONNECT delegates will benefit from a 10% discount on Arajet’s whole network for the duration of the event. A voucher code will be available in the participant’s personal Delegate Account once registered to the event.
Introducing Air Europa,
Our Additional Official Airline Partner
Founded in 1986, Air Europa is a Spanish airline member of the SkyTeam alliance that aims to bring people together by offering them the freedom to create their best travel experience. Air Europa flies to more than 55 destinations around the world and has a strategic position in the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport hub, connecting Europe and America. The company stands out for its firm commitment to sustainability and decarbonisation, as well as for its commitment to innovation through the incorporation of the most advanced technologies for the digitalisation and optimisation of its processes.
The company's fleet of 48 aircraft is one of the most modern and sustainable in the industry, with Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Boeing 737 models that guarantee maximum efficiency and comfort for its passengers. Air Europa offers a high level of excellence to its passengers and is regularly ranked among the most punctual airlines in Europe.
Discount for Delegates
CONNECT delegates will benefit from a 20% discount on Air Europa’s whole network for the duration of the event. A voucher code will be available in the participant’s personal Delegate Account once registered to the event.
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“Congratulations to CONNECT for the wonderfully organised event! We appreciated the warm welcome during Finnish winter and look forward to joining CONNECT next year in Morocco!”
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“CONNECT provides enough time for airlines and airports to meet and discuss, as well as build new and nurture existing relationships in the networking sessions.”
“We had more than 35 formal meetings held with Airports, Airlines and have turned Business Cases discussed at last year’s CONNECT into reality, launching routes such as BUD, ROM and ZIA.”
“Perfect hospitality. The number of confirmed meetings exceeded our expectations.”
“Thank you for the event organisation. As always excellent organisation, quality meetings, transfers worked well, and the food was great during the event (which makes a massive difference). Thank you, we look forward to next year’s event!”
“Fantastic event, as ever! CONNECT helps our industry to build networks and air routes which are more important than ever to help our mixed-up world. Bravo to the whole team and see you next year!”
“What a great event and host city. The easyJet team and I really enjoyed our time and loved the Finnish hospitality. Thank you!”
“One of the best airline industry events, combining efficiency and organization with French style and flair!”
“Our onsite meetings were trebled with help from the CONNECT team, and we are more than satisfied with these discussions, that are the beginning of long conversations opened up for the future.”
“Perfect organization, both for meetings and for leisure time. CONNECT does compare better than other events in the aviation industry, with longer meeting slots, less stressed timing, which helps people talking and doing business.”
“Great event in Cagliari – seriously impressed with event logistics – we will certainly return to Cagliari!”
“Once again there has been a great hospitality and cordial atmosphere, with a meticulous attention to detail in arranging every possible thing for the participants. Everyone who matters in the European market was here.”
“CONNECT enabled us to meet with a good number of our airline partners. We were also able to take the temperature of the industry in terms of how other airports and industry leaders see things.”
“This was the first time I came to CONNECT in a few years and was impressed to see how much it has developed whilst retaining its small event feel with a quality meeting structure and networking.”
“I had 2 contracts confirmed after the first day and am now in serious talks with potential customers regarding other contracts. A successful event for me!”
“We performed 60 meetings in three days with the airports we were looking for, it would have took us months to achieve that without CONNECT. We got an excellent return on investment and we ended up having concrete request for commercial proposals. Real value for money!”
“There is great attention to detail and the CONNECT team are like an army of ants with their eyes on everything!”
“CONNECT offers the opportunity to network and catch-up with airports from Europe and beyond, in a very relaxed setting. In 2020, the event helped us launch 5 new routes to Italy and France. In 2022 we will be in Tampere to join new conversations and new projects for our network.”
“It was the best route networking event I've ever attended. Apart from the success of the meetings we had, the accommodation, the food, the entertainment was magnificent.”
“CONNECT is a well organised event with a friendly yet professional atmosphere. It is an important part of Newcastle International Airport’s calendar of engagement with current and prospective airline partners.”
“The event was as always perfectly organized. CONNECT has managed to grow significantly over the last years without losing its friendliness and professionalism.”
“As always CONNECT was fantastic, congratulations to all the team and to Karin for the wonderful organisation, missing to be part of the organisation. Fantastic event, fantastic organisation & fantastic people!”
“Perfect, relaxed, and still profitable, business wise…you have to come!!”
“Professional and well-organized event. Fantastic atmosphere during official part and social part also.”
“I had more meetings than expected. Very professional and highly effective in a cordial and relaxed environment. A great event!”
“Second time at CONNECT and it just gets better, thank you for a great conference!”