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These Canadian Airlines Have Announced New Dominican Republic Flights Amid Soaring Popularity

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Several airlines have announced a flurry of new flights to popular resort destinations in the Dominican Republic for the winter 2023/2024 season.

A Sunwing Airline flight mid-flight in the Dominican Republic

With a record number of Canadians set to visit the sun-soaked tropical country in 2023, airlines are ramping up the availability of flight seats as demand continues to soar.

Here’s the latest on new flights to the Dominican Republic from Canada for the upcoming season.

Sunwing aircraft parked on a terminal gate

Sunwing And Air Transat Continue Dominican Republic Expansion

Canadians make the up the second-largest inbound market for the Dominican Republic after Americans. The Caribbean island is especially popular during the cold northern winter months – from November to March – and officials estimate the number of Canadian tourists to skyrocket this year. 

This week, several airlines announced that they would be increasing the frequency of their key Canada – Dominican Republic flights on the back of growing traveler demand.

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The first to do so is Sunwing Airlines, one of the country’s leading low-cost operators specializing in flights to tropical destinations like the Dominican Republic. The company recently revealed its winter 2023/2024 program, with several additions regarding the Dominican Republic. 

Sunwing will operate a daily flight to Punta Cana from Toronto and Montreal starting November 1st, with flights set to operate until late April next year. The low-cost carrier will also fly non-stop from Ottawa to the coastal destination 4x weekly starting in early November.

Dominican Republic beach

Meanwhile, the carrier said announced a weekly connection to Punta Cana from HamiltonLondon, and Vancouver

Sunwing will also significantly boost connectivity to Puerto Plata, a growing resort hotspot known for its lush nature and towering mountains. The low-cost airline will fly to the increasingly popular destination 3x weekly from Toronto starting this November, with several weekly departures from Montreal.

Overall, the airline has said it’ll ramp up capacity by over 15% compared to 2022, making Sunwing one of the most versatile airlines with regard to Dominican Republic flights. 

Air Transat flight taking off in a large air

Air Transat also revealed its extensive routes for the upcoming winter season, and as expected, the Dominican Republic features heavily in its offerings. The major low-cost carrier is launching a new direct route to Punta Cana from London, adding yet more options for Canadian travelers. 

The route will operate once a week on Sundays starting November 5th, with two weekly departures starting December 22nd until late April 2024. 

Palm trees along a beach in Punta Cana during sunny weather

In addition to providing some of the most affordable fares in the skies, Air Transat and Sunwing both offer some of the most competitive vacation packages on the market, a convenient option for travelers seeking to save time and money. 

Arajet Set To Shake Up Canadian Market With Low Fares

Another airline that will significantly boost connectivity between Canada and the Dominican Republic is Arajat. The airline – which has been flying for less than a year – is launching a new non-stop route from Toronto to Santo Domingo.

The new route will be operating starting October 24th, with Arajet offering four weekly flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. 

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What makes the announcement so intriguing is the fact that Arajet offers some of the lowest fares on the market, with one-way flights for as low as $225 CAD. What’s more, the airline will connect Toronto with Arajet’s Santo Domingo hub, with dozens of connections to other Caribbean and Latin American destinations.

The airline has also said it plans to expand its Canada and U.S. network later on, with demand expected to grow significantly. 

Despite operating for less than a year, the low-cost carrier has earned an excellent reputation thanks to its friendly customer service and innovative passenger experience.

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