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13 New Flights Announced For The Dominican Republic

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13 new routes to the Dominican Republic have been announced starting this fall from several North American and European destinations. The announcement comes on the heels of the launching of a new low-cost airline in the county, Arajet, which will further help boost affordable connections to the Caribbean island from Canada and Central America.

Although the summer vacation season is wrapping up, there’s good news for travelers that want to visit the Dominican Republic over the fall and winter. A total of 13 new routes operated by 5 international airlines have just been authorized to start flights to the country, between November 2022 and January 2023. 

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New Directly Flights From North America To Dominican Republic

The American ultra-low-cost carrier Frontier is the latest to announce new flights from the U.S to the Dominican Republic. The airline is finalizing details for a new Tampa – Santo Domingo and Tampa – Punta Cana route. Frontier aims to begin operations on November 5, 2022, subject to government approval, on its cutting-edge Airbus A320neo with a capacity of 186 passengers. 

Punta Cana's busy airport.

The airline already operates an extensive network of flights to the country, with one-way tickets for as low as $76 from Orland to Punta Cana in December, and $137 from Philadelphia to Punta Cana. Travelers from Chicago can fly to Punta Cana in December for just $159 per person. 

Canadian travelers can also look forward to new flights to the Dominican Republic.  Low-cost carrier Swoop is the latest to reveal new flights to the sun-soaked island. Its newest non-stop flight from Hamilton International Airport to Punta Cana will begin operations on January 11, 2023, until April 26, 2023, with weekly departures on Wednesdays. Return tickets for January are on sale for CAD 377. The airline also flies from Toronto to Punta Cana twice per week, with return tickets currently selling for as low as CAD 377 in late November.

Air Transat takeoff

Previously, several Canadian airlines including Air Transat have announced new flights to the Dominican Republic for the fall and winter seasons. Travelers can fly non-stop from Toronto to Samaná, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, and La Romana, with direct flights also available from Ottowa and Montreal. 

Air Century, a Dominican Republic-based airline, has announced a total of 7 new international routes operated from its Las Américas International Aiport hub in Santo Domingo. Amongst them is a new Miami – Santo Domingo and Miami – Punta Cana route, with ticket sales expected to start soon. The airline will also be flying to Central American destinations including Costa Rica and Guatemala. 

New European Flights To The Dominican Republic

German airline Condor will begin flying to La Romana International Airport from its Dusseldorf hub in Germany. The new route will begin from November 4 until April 7, 2023. The airline already operates flights from Frankfurt, one of Europe’s largest airports, to Puerto Plata and Punta Cana, with a total of 7 weekly flights. 

Passengers from Italy will also be able to fly to La Romana from several of the countries’ airports; Neos, an Italian airline, is launching new flights from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport and Verona International Airport to the Dominican resort destination. Between November 4, 2022, and March 25, 2023, Neos will operate a total of 21 return flights on the Rome-La Romana and 14 on the Verona-La Romana route. 

The Dominican Republic has seen a flurry of new flights announced in recent months as the country continues to expand aerial connections. There are now more international routes than before the COVID-pandemic, and more are being planned. A total of 61 international routes are also authorized for operations, but lack airlines to perform them. 

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