New Route of the Day – Americas (8 December 2021): American between Miami and Dominica
American Airlines launched its first ever service to the Caribbean island of Dominica, which is part of the Windward Islands chain located in the Lesser Antilles archipelago, with Guadeloupe to the north and Martinique to the south. The island covers 75 square kilometres, has a population of just over 70,000 and the capital is Roseau. The main airport, known as Douglas-Charles Airport (IATA code DOM), is located in the north-east of the island and has a 1,756-metre runway. This new service from Miami by American, operated by Envoy Air’s 76-seat Embraer E175s, will initially operate on Wednesdays and Sundays, with an additional Monday service starting in mid-January.
What they said
Denise Charles, Minister for Tourism, International Transport and Maritime Initiatives, said: “Today is a historic day for Dominica. Today starts a new and exciting chapter for tourism and travel to our destination. I am excited for our businesses who will find it much easier to connect with partners, clients and markets. And I am excited today for you in Dominica who from January can fly to Miami for an extended weekend and see your family and also make quicker connections to other countries. And I am really excited for our tourism stakeholders and livelihood dependent on tourism who have had a rough and challenging season because of this pandemic, who will benefit from an increased visitor arrival.”
Cathy-Ann Joseph, Regional Manager of the Eastern Caribbean, American Airlines, added: “Today our entire American Airlines company is thrilled to launch our new service between the natural paradise of Dominica and Miami. We are looking forward to continuing reinforcing our commitment to the Caribbean in 2022 and beyond, where we serve as the living airline operating more than 140 daily flights to 35 destinations.”