Roseau, Dominica: Embarking on making a direct reach to Dominica, American Airlines has recently announced that it will expand its bi-weekly flight service to daily service, which will be effective from Apr 5, 2022.
The first flight that reached Dominica was on Dec 8, 2021, which directly flew from Miami International Airport to Douglas Charles Airport in Dominica.
Earlier, this service was scheduled to increase from bi-weekly to 3 times a week from Jan 10, 2022. but now, it will increase its frequency to full-week service in April 2022.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt, while congratulating the people of Dominica, said that, “We welcome American Airlines decision that they will regulate the daily flight service from the US Mainland to Dominica from April 2022.”
He further added, “The news comes less than two weeks after the company commenced direct flights to Dominica from Miami. This is great news for our destination, particularly for our tourism stakeholders, who stand to benefit from increased access to the island.”
The Minister of Tourism, International Transport and Maritime Initiatives Denise Charles said that, “this announcement and commitment to daily flight will boost up the growth of tourism sector in Dominica and the growing demand for the destination’s unique low density, nature and tourism sector.
She further added that, “The regular incoming of flights will increase the stay-over visitor arrivals to over 200,000 in coming five years.”
On occasion, Director of Tourism, Mr Colin Piper, said that, “It will be a major factor in establishing good bilateral relationships with the US which bring positive outcome between two nations in terms of business growth and help build the economy of Dominica.”
Dominica has been making significant progress in recent years to position itself as a major tourism destination in the Caribbean. The regular flight service will make it easy for travellers to access Dominica.
Meanwhile, it will also make it more accessible for the patrons from South Florida and the 40+ more cities in North America to participate in the many festivals hosted on the island, like its unique carnival and Creole festivals.