RED Air established in January 2020, is a low-cost leisure airline based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and is the product of a joint venture between LASER Airlines of Venezuela and SERVAIR Dominicana. Though it was originally set up to serve as a low-cost conduit for leisure travel, RED Air also navigated through unfortunate incidents, such as the crash of one of its McDonnell Douglas MD-82s 4 months post-takeoff from Miami International Airport in 2022.
As of April 2023, RED Air, with La Romana International Airport as its hub, facilitates scheduled flights to two main destinations: La Romana and Miami, USA, while the route to Las Américas International Airport in Santo Domingo has been terminated. The airline extends its connectivity between the Dominican Republic and the United States, targeting key travel locales.
RED Air operates a fleet comprising exclusively of McDonnell Douglas MD-82 aircraft, with three units in service as of July 2023. These aircraft, which were previously part of LASER Airlines, are configured to accommodate 12 passengers in business class and 137 in economy class. The airline also experienced a loss of one MD-82 in a crash as Flight 203, four months after a documented takeoff at Miami International Airport in 2022. In its earlier operations, the airline also utilized an MD-81, which was leased from LASER Airlines and retired in 2021.
- IATA: L5
- ICAO: REA
Official site: redair.com.do