ROSEAU, Dominica, Thursday August 30, 2018 – The Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the Air Access Committee of Discover Dominica Authority have successfully negotiated an additional 2,016 seats into the destination from two new flights added by Air Antilles starting later this year.
The flights will commence on November 1, departing Pointe-a-Pitre for Dominica at 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays, and returning to Pointe-a-Pitre on the mornings of the following days. The flights will terminate for the season on March 29, 2019.
During this period, a total of 42 flights will operate on the ATR 42 with capacity of 48 passengers, allowing for movement of up to 2016 in and 2016 out of Dominica. These flights allow travelers to connect from several international flights.
Additionally, Air France will offer a code share with Air Antilles.
With the introduction of the new service, travelers to Dominica will have same-day connections and have same-day access from JFK into Dominica via connections with the low cost carrier Norwegian Airlines, as well as same-day connections from Europe, particularly France, at reasonable rates from airlines departing from Paris Orly.
“While there are a number of ways to get to Dominica, these flights were planned to offer connections to Norwegian to take advantage of their lower fares, and also to provide alternatives and convenience in same day access to travelers from Europe and the US to get to Dominica,” said Colin Piper, Director of Tourism in the Eastern Caribbean island.