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Pawa Dominicana marks a new milestone in the Caribbean’s aviation industry with the arrival of its first passenger service to Miami from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, making it the first commercial Dominican airline to offer flights to the United States in more than 20 years, according to a Pawa Dominicana news release.
The airline’s new route, which was announced at a press conference recently, will start November 16 and tickets are already available for purchase online.
The airline will connect the Dominican Republic capital and South Florida with two daily flights offered every day of the week. In addition, the airline’s routes will allow for quick connections to other popular Caribbean destinations like Curacao, St. Maarten, Antigua, Port Au Prince, Aruba, Puerto Rico and Havana.
According to the Dominican Republic Office of Tourism in Miami, the city Miami is one of the busiest destinations to and from Santo Domingo, so the opening of this route is greatly anticipated by passengers.
Other advantages include Pawa’s baggage allowance, which will permit passengers to carry a suitcase of up to 50 pounds and a carry-on of up to 22 pounds, as well as hot food and open bar service on board. Santo Domingo-Miami flights will depart from Las Americas International Airport at 10 a.m. and 6:15 p.m., and from Miami International Airport at 5:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
New York will be the next destination in the airline’s expansion plan, which includes new direct flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico from Punta Cana.