Flying to Dominica just got easier for American and European travellers. As of November 1, Air Antilles will be adding twice weekly flights into the Caribbean island from Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, making it possible for Europeans and Americans to connect via international carriers.
With the addition of the 9pm Air Antilles flight on Thursdays and Sundays, same day travel will be possible through connecting flights from New York via Norwegian, and from Paris via Air France, Air Caraibes, Corsair, Level Airlines, and XL Airways.
The new flights will add an additional 2016 seats to the destination and hopefully much more tourists by the time it terminates on March 29, 2019. Colin Piper, Director of Discover Dominica, believes the new flights tackle a number of challenges with air access that Dominica is trying to address. “The new flights will add more options and connectivity from the US and Europe. This is very important cause now you have options in terms of which airlines you can take to come into Point-à-Pitre and what price you want to pay – all offering same day access to Dominica.”
Besides aiding the tourism industry, the new flights make it more possible for potential economic citizens and citizenship by investment promoters living in the east to fly to Dominica – possibly helping boost the islands’ citizenship sales.
Air France will operate a codeshare agreement with Air Antilles, allowing for the airline’s flight information to be found in its booking system by tour operators, travel agents, and consumers alike. Aside from the Air France codeshare, the flights will also be visible in Global Distribution Systems – a primary reservation tool used by travel agents