Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Airlines Resuming Service to Dominica's Douglas-Charles Airport

LIAT Returns to Dominica Douglas-Charles Airport / LIAT returns to Dominica's Douglas-Charles Airport following Tropical Storm Erika. Photo Credit: The Chronicle-Dominica.(PRNewsFoto/Discover Dominica Authority)

Tropical Storm Recovery: LIAT, Seaborne and Winair Announce Flight Schedules
 Commercial airlines serving the Caribbean island of Dominica
 are resuming flights to Douglas-Charles Airport following Tropical Storm Erika in late August. Earlier,
 the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority gave the go-ahead to resume commercial flights. Since
 then, airport authorities have been working to restore essential services to the badly damaged
 terminal building in order for airline partners, LIATSeaborne Airlines and Winair, to re-establish 
schedules to the airport. Partner airlines have made several test landings since receiving the go-ahead.

"We continue to see daily progress in the tourism sector," said Colin Piper, Dominica's director 
of tourism. "Fans of the Nature Island will be pleased to know that most of their favorite locations
 and activities are operational and ready for their next visit."
As of Sept. 18, 2015, LIAT has resumed flights to Douglas-Charles Airport from three origination
points: Antigua (ANU), Barbados (BGI) and Guadeloupe (PTP).
Seaborne Airlines will resume flights between Dominica's Douglas-Charles Airport (DOM) and San
 Juan (SJU) on Sept. 23, 2015.
Winair, which established Twin Otter service after Tropical Storm Erika, will continue that service into
 Canefield Airport until Oct. 25, 2015. Beginning on Oct. 3, Winair will resume two flights per week,
 on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from Guadeloupe and St. Maarten (SXM) to Dominica's Douglas-
Charles Airport. The airline is expected to resume its normal schedule of up to four flights weekly to
 Douglas-Charles Airport in November 2015.
For details on flights, schedules and availability, please contact a travel professional or visit the
 individual airline web sites:
Other Dominica access information, includes:
  • Caribbean Helicopters is providing daily fixed-wing service on a 6-seater aircraft between
  •  Antigua and Dominica's Canefield Airport as many as three times daily.
  • Hummingbird Air offers charters to Canefield from St. Maarten, St. Thomas and St. Croix.
  • The L' Express Des lles ferry service, which brings passengers from the islands of 
  • Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Lucia is currently running.
  • All sea ports remain open and functional
Most of the island's hotels, resorts, tour operators and dive shops are operational. However, visitors
 are encouraged to check directly with their accommodations regarding the status of their properties
 and surrounding infrastructure. Some hotels and tour operators are beginning their annual
 September/October closure.
To view a video update on accessibility, sites and attractions, please click here. For additional
 updates, please visit our website,

About Dominica: Dominica (pronounced Dom-in-EEK-a, and not to be confused with the
 Dominican Republic) is a haven for adventure travelers seeking a unique vacation that includes:
 hiking and adventure, cultural events/festivals, diving and water sports, whale/dolphin watching
 and canyoning adventures. Dominica lies south of Guadeloupe and north of Martinique in the
 Eastern Caribbean. Air travelers can connect to Dominica on Air Sunshine, BVI Airways, LIAT,
 Seaborne Airlines or Winair from the surrounding hubs of Antigua, Barbados, British Virgin
 Islands, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Lucia. If traveling by sea, travelers
 can connect to Dominica on L'Express Des Iles ferry service from Guadeloupe, Martinique, and

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