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American Airlines Removes 3 routes To Dominican Republic

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The carrier American Airlines has recently removed 3 routes to the Dominican Republic that will affect travelers’ connectivity to this trendy destination. As reported by the tourism news outlet Arecoa, the decision has been made due to low demand. 

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The routes that American Airlines is cutting from its schedules are: 

  • From Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) near Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • From Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) near Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • From Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to Cibao International Airport (STI) near Santiago, Dominican Republic.
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These airports allowed travelers to be closer to great destinations. Las Americas International Airport provides great proximity to Santo Domingo, Bajos de Haina, San Gregorio de Nigua, San Cristóbal, Boca Chica, San Pedro de Macoris, and even La Romana. 

From Cibao International Airport (STI) to the north of the island, travelers could easily access the city Santiago de Los Caballeros and also drive to the coast to be close to the spectacular beaches of Puerto Plata. Luckily, travelers still have other airports and airline alternatives.

Puerto Plata square, Dominican Republic

The summer season is over, and US travelers have returned to their regular lives. Also, due to the hurricane season affecting the region, like Hurricane Fiona causing damage to Punta Cana resorts and now Hurricane Ian affecting US citizens in Florida has made air travel temporarily stop, delay and reschedule routes. 

American Airlines has also recently issued travel alerts for 20 airports in Florida and the Caribbean. Until Hurricane Ian ends its passage and airports, hotels, and other travel services are restored in the United States and Punta Cana, lower demand is expected. 

Other Routes And Flights Alternatives

Punta Cana airport, Dominican Republic

Despite American Airlines’ recent flight offer reduction, travelers still have plenty of alternatives to visit the Dominican Republic. Just a couple of weeks ago, 13 new routes from the United States, Canada, and Europe were announced and will be serving routes during fall and winter. 

Frontier, the low-cost carrier, recently informed travelers about new routes from Tampa to Santo Domingo and Punta Cana that are expected to start serving in November. At the moment, Frontier has routes available from Orlando, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Miami, and Orlando starting at $76 one-way. 

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The Canadian low-cost airline Swoop also recently revealed new services from Hamilton International Airport to Punta Cana that will begin in January 2023, at prices starting at $275. Swoop also offers routes from Toronto and Hamilton to Punta Cana starting at $145. Another Canadian airline, Air Transat, is offering fresh services from Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, and Toronto to Samana, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, and La Romana.

Also, the Dominican airline Air Century included new international routes to Miami from Santo Domingo and Punta Cana. According to FlightConnections, there are currently 43 direct routes connecting the United States to the Dominican Republic. 

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Travel To Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic remains one of the top destinations in the Caribbean, regardless of American Airlines’s recent route reduction, natural events, and normal travel behavior during the low season. 

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Punta Cana’s Airport has been recently recognized as one of the best in Latin America and The Caribbean, and the airport technology makes travelers’ arrival smooth and fast. Punta Cana also remains one of the top destinations in the Caribbean and offers travelers unique vacations.

To explore the most popular cities and beach destinations in the country, such as Punta Cana, Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata, and La Romana, travelers have plenty of alternatives and routes to plan the perfect holidays.

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The largest airports in the Dominican Republic are Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) in Punta Cana, Las Américas International Airport (SDQ) in Santo Domingo, Gregorio Luperon International Airport (POP) in Puerto Plata, and Casa De Campo International Airport (LRM) in La Romana. These airports combined offer nearly 100 destinations and over  30 airlines to choose from. 

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