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Delta Adding More Flights To Dominican Republic As Popularity Skyrockets

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The popularity of the Dominican Republic has been confirmed once more by the U.S. airline Delta.

The American giant of the skies has added daily flights to 3 of their Dominican Republic airport destinations from John F Kennedy Airport as demand skyrockets at a continually impressive rate.

Delta Adding More Flights To Dominican Republic As Popularity Skyrockets

Delta is just one of many airlines that fly to the Dominican Republic, but this is seen as a huge signal of the strength of tourism in the Dominican Republic.

While new routes are regularly opening, the increase in daily flights from existing routes is an even greater sign that the Dominican Republic will continue to smash expectations for years to come!

Delta logo on airplane tail fin

The Following Routes Are Increasing

The following routes, all from John F Kennedy Airport in New York, are increasing their daily flights:

Santo Domingo

The capital city of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, is continuing to blossom under the popularity of this Caribbean nation.

While the beach resorts get much of the attention from travelers, the vast historical importance and cultural vibrancy of Santo Domingo is drawing more and more travelers to its welcoming streets.

The colonial buildings in Santo Domingo add a level of history to this city of the Americas that is not often found outside of Europe and Asia.

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Santo Domingo castle

Seeing where it all started for the Spanish in the new world is close to a pilgrimage for those who call North America home, as the history here ties into the history of all of the Americas. This is the oldest continuous settlement of Europeans who crossed the Atlantic.

Flights here from John F Kennedy Airport are increasing from 3 to 4 flights daily. The choice now on offer for flight times and the nation’s closeness to the United States means Santo Domingo is now a super viable destination for a long weekend city break!

Santo Domingo street


The full name of this city is Santiago de los Caballeros, or Saint James of the Knights in English. Another hugely important historical and cultural center of the Dominican Republic, this was once the capital of the country.

With the north of the Dominican Republic growing in popularity through tourism, this city is acting as a gateway to some of the best destinations in the county. The airport here serves the following destinations:

  • Puerto Plata
  • Monte Cristi
  • Sousa
  • Cabarete
  • Rio San Juan
Santiago city monument Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has no shortage of beautiful destinations to visit, and while the city of Santiago has lagged behind the rest of the country in the past, for those interested in more than sun, sea, and sand, this is a must-see.

Flights to this beautiful city are increasing from 3 to 4 daily.  

With the modern highway system in the country, this is an ideal addition to a road-trip plan. Beginning in Santo Domingo, adventurous travelers can essentially drive the whole coast of the Dominican Republic and end in Santiago in the north. Therefore saving the need to return all the way back to Santo Domingo and allowing travelers to finish the trip in yet another historical city.

Santiago city cathedral

Punta Cana

It’s no surprise to see Punta Cana on this list. The most popular destination in the Dominican Republic and one of the fastest-growing vacation spots in all of the Americas!

Additionally, while much of the country is a blend of the past and the present, Punta Cana has, from day 1, been developed to best serve the huge number of tourists coming here for the perfect Caribbean getaway.

The trademark turquoise blue waters and white sand beaches of Punta Cana are second-to-none in the Caribbean. And the resorts here knock it out of the park in every department.

The number of daily flights from John F Kennedy Airport is increasing from 1 to 2.

Aerial view of a Punta Cana resort and beach area

Furthermore, while the increase at Punta Cana may look less impressive than the previous entries, it should be noted that routes here are as premium as it gets in the Caribbean!

Especially with the recent open skies agreement with Canada and the already high amount of connectivity the destination has with the United States.

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