ROSEAU: A twelve first class seats and sixty-four premium seats with extra leg room and main cabin seats landed and took off easily on the Dominican runway, Tuesday June 22.milestone has been reached. After years of trying to convince a major US airline that direct flights to Dominica would be possible an American Airlines flight – 76-seater Embraer 175 with twelve first class seats and sixty-four premium seats with extra leg room and main cabin seats landed and took off easily on the Dominican runway, Tuesday June 22.
The “proving flight run” is typically the last technical or operational hurdle in the process of an airline seeking to obtain an Air Operator Permit for destinations where it has an interest to service.
Direct flights to Douglas-Charles Airport in the near future will open up the island to travelers. The flight will take approximately just 3 hours from Miami.
Dominica is in a good position to take full advantage of the travel market as the Caribbean emerges from the pandemic. In February this year Dominica received the “Safe Travels” Stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council. This approval reassures that the destination’s health and safety protocols meet globally accepted protocols. The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has categorized Dominica as Level 1 (low risk) for travel to the destination.