Dominican Republic airline begins flights to Dutch Caribbean; plans Spanish Caribbean service


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Monday August 17, 2015 – A Dominican Republic airline is now offering flights to the Dutch Caribbean islands of St. Maarten, Curaçao and Aruba, with plans to expand to two Spanish-speaking islands within the coming months.

Pan American World Airways (PAWA) Dominicana had its first to flights from the Las Americas International Airport to Curaçao and Aruba last Friday evening and operations expanded yesterday with the addition of the St. Maarten service.

Flights will continue every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

And during the second phase of operations, in the next eight months, PAWA Dominicana will introduce flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico; Havana, Cuba; Miami Internal Airport and New York’s JFK International Airport.

The airline is using planes with seating capacity of 100 and 160.

The Dominican Republic’s flag carrier was founded in 2007 and was sold in 2010. It ceased scheduled flights two years later, maintaining only charter services before being restructured.

PAWA Dominicana secured its Air Operator Certificate last October before launching flights this month.

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