Several major North American airlines have announced new flights to the Dominican Republic for the fall and winter season. The country is increasingly well-connected to large North American cities thanks to its main airports, which include Las Américas International Airport in Santo Domingo as well as Punta Cana International Airport. Although the summer vacation season is still in full swing, many airlines have already announced new flights for the fall and winter season, including WestJet and Air Transat. Meanwhile, JetBlue is promoting last-minute summer deals for flights to several Dominican Republic destinations.
WestJet Announces New Winter Flights From To The Dominican Republic
WestJet, one of the leading Canadian airlines, has announced its winter 2022/2023 flights, which focus heavily on Caribbean destinations including the Dominican Republic. The new flights are a significant step forward for the airline, which is recovering lost terrain following the covid-19 pandemic. The airline aims to increase its flights to tropical destinations by over 45% as demand for international travel continues to grow.
The airline will be flying the new Toronto-Samaná route non-stop, operating on a once-per-week frequency starting December 17. Round-trip tickets to the destination currently cost 712 CAD. The airline also flies non-stop from Toronto to several other popular destinations, including Punta Cana, with 4 weekly departures, and Puerto Plata, with two weekly departures. Aside from its newly announced flights, WestJet has also partnered up with Iberostar Hotels and Resorts and is offering customers up to $800 in resort coupons throughout the winter 2022-2023 season for booking of 6 or more nights.
In addition to WestJet, Air Transat, Canada’s third largest airline, will also operate several flights to the Dominican Republic over the winter season. The airline will have departures from 8 Canadian cities including Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Halifax, and Moncton. While some of the routes operate year-round, early 2023 will see the launching of the new Moncton-Punta Cana and Halifax-Punta Cana routes, with return flights priced at around 1100 CAD.
Sky High Launching New Miami – Santo Domingo Route
Sky High is one of the latest airlines to announce new flights between the United States and the Dominican Republic. The Dominican airline will launch its new route between Miami and Santo Domingo, which is set to begin operating on September 1. The new route is a milestone for the airline, being the first direct flight operated by Sky High to the United States. Initially, the new route will have a frequency of four weekly flights, increasing to 5 weekly flights between September 7 and September 25.
According to the newly announced schedule, Sky High will fly from Santo Domingo to Miami on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays with departures at 8:30 PM. Meanwhile, those catching a flight from Miami to Santo Domingo can do so on the same days with departures at 12 AM.
The flights will be operated on an Embraer E190 with 97 passengers in a two-class configuration capacity. The airline has launched a special promotional deal for the new route, with one-way tickets on sale for around $290 per person. The airline operates a total of 14 international routes from its Las Américas International Airport.
Check Out These Last-Minute JetBlue Deals
In addition to Sky High and WestJet, JetBlue is also investing heavily in the Dominican Republic and is currently offering last-minute summer deals for flights to the sun-soaked island. A one-way flight from JFK to Santo Domingo starts at just $164 throughout late August and September, as do flights from Newark to Santo Domingo.
Travelers can also fly to Punta Cana – the top destination for an all-inclusive vacation experience – for just $136 one-way from both JFK and Newark.
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