The Commonwealth of Dominica is in discussions with Delta Airlines, United Airlines, and Air Canada to increase direct flights to the country. The news was reported by local media following the recent start of American Airlines operations between Miami (MIA) and Douglas-Charles Airport (DOM).
American’s arrival in Dominica is part of the airline’s continued expansion to vacation destinations in the Caribbean. The flight currently operates two weekly frequencies and by April 5, 2022 it will be upgraded to daily flights. This is the only air service connecting Dominica (DOM) with Florida.
We welcome word from @AmericanAir that it will operate daily flights from the US Mainland to #Dominica from April 2022. The news comes less than two weeks after the company commenced direct flights to Dominica from Miami. pic.twitter.com/25E96Yhuey
— Roosevelt Skerrit (@SkerritR) December 20, 2021
The direct flights from North America mean the arrival of thousands of tourists contributing to the recovery of the tourism sector that was severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
«We are now aggressively pursuing various strategies to ensure that people can come to Dominica the same day they leave their country; it’s very critical for our destination, so far discussions are progressing positively,» said Denise Charles, Dominica»s Minister of Tourism.
Dominica is currently becoming a popular vacation destination, particularly for travelers interested in ecotourism. The island nation is in the midst of building a new international airport that will open up new possibilities for the Caribbean island with the rest of the world.
Based on data obtained by Aviacionline through Cirium, the Douglas-Charles airport currently receives about 35 weekly flights connecting it with the main hubs in the Caribbean.
- Silver Airways operates five weekly flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico, representing 9.5% of the monthly seat supply.
- Air Antille Express operates one weekly flight to Fort De France, four weekly flights to
- Pointe-a-Pitre, one weekly flight to St. Lucia and four weekly flights to St. Maarten. This carrier accounts for 40.6% of the monthly seat supply.
- American Airlines operates two weekly flights to Miami, representing 8.1% of the monthly seat supply.
- Caribbean Airlines operates one weekly flight to Bridgetown and another to Port of Spain, representing 9.3% of the monthly supply of seats.
- InterCaribbean Airways operates six weekly flights to Bridgetown, two weekly flights to
- Tortola and five weekly flights to St. Lucia. This represents 25.9% of the monthly seat supply.
- Windwards operates one weekly flight to Fort de France, one weekly flight to Pointe-a-Pitre, and one weekly flight to St. Maarten, which translates into 6.6% of the monthly seat supply.