Several major North American airlines have announced new routes to Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic this winter as travel demand for the tropical country continues to grow at a steady pace.
The Dominican Republic’s commercial aviation authority approved the new aerial routes this week, which are set to boost Punta Cana’s connectivity to new highs.
Here’s the latest on new international flights to Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic this winter.
Delta, United, And Frontier Among Latest Airlines To Launch New Dominican Republic Routes
There’s no denying that Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic are some of the trendiest destinations for American travelers this year, with the country reporting back-to-back growth in arrival numbers in recent months.
Airlines are now looking to capitalize on growing demand and have already begun preparing for the upcoming winter season, which is expected to see record-shattering passenger movements.
Among those carriers are several U.S.-based firms, including Delta, which is launching a new non-stop service from Boston to Santo Domingo starting December 16th this year. That’s a massive win for travelers in the Northeast, especially since JetBlue is currently the only carrier to fly that route.
The growing cultural and historical city is a major draw for thousands of travelers, who flock there to enjoy the oldest city in the Americas. Delta is expected to release the first batch of tickets soon, pending formal approval from government officials.
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Meanwhile, United Airlines submitted a request to begin operating a new non-stop connection from Miami to Santo Domingo, although no further details have been released about when the new route will officially begin operating.
Travelers based in Philadelphia will soon be able to fly to Santo Domingo with the opening of a new non-stop route to the Dominican capital this December with Frontier. The low-cost carrier will use the Airbus A320 Neo on the new route, with a capacity of up to 186 passengers.
New Canada Flights Also Planned For This Winter
Canadians currently make up the second-largest inbound market in Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic, and travel numbers are set to explode this year following the signing of the Open Skies Agreement between the two countries.
The Dominican Republic’s Civil Aviation Board recently approved plans to launch a new West Jet route from Calgary to Punta Cana this winter, with details on frequency and pricing expected to be released soon.
Meanwhile, the Dominican Republic-based low-cost carrier Arajat has announced that it plans to offer more direct flights to Canada this year and early next year.
The airline recently launched new non-stop flights to Santo Domingo from Toronto and Montreal with the aim of transforming its Las Américas base into a major international hub between North and South America.
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Punta Cana Airport Sees Major Uptick In International Routes
Punta Cana International Airport is by far the largest in the Dominican Republic regarding International tourism, welcoming up to 70% of all tourists in the country.
This winter, the airport will see a significant increase in aerial routes to major destinations across the globe, especially in North America. Having just wrapped up a nearly-$100 million renovation program, the airport is equipped with state-of-the-art boarding gates and other high-tech features.
Punta Cana International Airport currently offers 30 non-stop routes across North and South America as well as Europe.
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