2021 Travel News ArchiveTravel

Air Canada, Swoop and Westjet bring Canadian airlines resume flights for sun-seeking tourists

Air Canada has resumed its regular flights between Toronto (YYZ) and Santo Domingo (SDQ). The leading Canadian airline is flying to Santo Domingo on Tuesday and Thursdays offering its premium rouge and economy sections. The inaugural flight of this service was on Thursday, 16 December 2021.

The new and direct is part of the reopening of the Canadian market to tourism to the Dominican Republic, after more than 15 months of interrupted air traffic between the DR and Canada due to Covid-19 restrictions.

WestJet had already resumed flights in October, bringing sun-seeking tourists to Puerto Plata. The airline upped its flight frequencies to daily flights from the Toronto International Airport.

WestJet also flies to Punta Cana and has weekly flights to Samana.

Another Canadian airline, Swoop Airline is new this year, bringing tourists from Toronto to Punta Cana International Airport. Swoop is a Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) owned by WestJet. It officially began flights in 2018.

The inaugural route connecting Toronto Pearson Airport and Punta Cana International Airport arrived on 5 November 2021. The twice-weekly frequency meets the demand for flights from the cosmopolitan Canadian City.

Bert Van Der Stege, Swoop’s commercial and financial officer, says that demand for air travel continues to grow. The company is confident the new air service will be popular with travelers and will support the rebound of tourism in the Punta Cana area.

Air Transat also has scheduled service to Puerto Plata, Punta Cana and Samana from Toronto, Canada.

Sunwing has plans to return to the Dominican Republic (Punta Cana and Puerto Plata) from Canada in March 2022.

Read more in Spanish:
Ministry of Tourism

Ministry of Tourism

Air Canada
Air Transat

21 December 2021