American Airlines has announced a massive increase in the frequency of its flights to Puerto Plata, one of the fastest-growing resort destinations in the Dominican Republic.
With a record number of Americans setting off to explore the Dominican Republic this year, American Airlines is the latest U.S. carrier to augment its flight capacity to the sunny island.
As more travelers begin to flock to the Dominican Republic later this year, here’s the latest on new international flights to the Caribbean island.
Puerto Plata To Receive Major Boost In Flight Connectivity
Puerto Plata is one of the trendiest destinations this year in the Dominican Republic. The coastal destination, located on the northern coast of the tropical island, is a major resort and cruise ship hotspot.
American Airlines recently announced a major expansion of its Puerto Plata flights amid skyrocketing traveler demand. American Airlines is the most significant carrier in the United States, operating one of the world’s largest fleets and flight networks.
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One of the most active carriers in terms of flights to the Dominican Republic, American Airlines is now seeking to expand its dominance in the sunny destination.
This December, American Airlines will launch new flights to Puerto Plata from Miami and Charlotte, two key U.S. airports. Moreover, the U.S. carrier will increase the frequency of its departures from Dallas-Fort Worth and New York to Puerto Plata.
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American Airlines will operate three weekly flights from Miami to Puerto Plata starting on December 5th and will operate the route until early April 2024. Meanwhile, the air carrier will increase the frequency of its Charlotte to Puerto Plata flights to four daily departures.
The new Charlotte to Puerto Plata flights will begin operating on December 5th, lasting until April 3rd. American Airlines has also announced more frequencies from Dallas Fort Worth to Puerto Plata. Texas travelers can fly to Puerto Plata daily starting on December 21, with the route set to run until April 3rd.
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The biggest increase in flights will occur on American Airlines flights from New York to Puerto Plata, which the carrier will operate twice daily starting on November 5th. Flights from America’s largest city will run until April 3, 2024.
Puerto Plata’s tourism industry has responded enthusiastically to American Airlines’ growing focus on the tropical hotspot. According to César José de los Santos, the head of Puerto Plata’s tourism association, the new winter flights are expected to further boost interest in the sun-drenched destination.
Although Puerto Plata’s popularity has skyrocketed in the past year, the city’s growing travel numbers are largely attributed to its booming cruise ship industry.
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Here’s Why Puerto Plata Is Trending With Travelers This Year
Much like Punta Cana, La Romana, and Samaná, Puerto Plata is a major resort destination, home to dozens of all-inclusives. In addition to its top-rated properties, the coastal hotspot is rich in local culture and wildlife.
One of the largest cities in the Dominican Republic, travelers can immerse themselves in local culture. The city’s bustling downtown is home to several famous museums, including Puerto Plata’s Amber Museum, one of the world’s largest dedicated to the dazzling gemstone.
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Travelers can also ride the Puerto Plata Cable Car, which takes riders to the peak of the 800-metre-high Isabel de Torres mountain.
With resort destinations like Punta Cana filling up with travelers this winter, Puerto Plata is an excellent alternative for a more laid-back and authentic travel experience.
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