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Caribbean Sun Airlines to fly to San Juan

Caribbean Sun Airlines has plans to join American Eagle, American Airlines and Pan American in offering direct flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico starting next month. The route is presently the most profitable route for airlines flying to the Dominican Republic, as rates charged for the half hour trek by jet are comparable to those charged for the longer flights to New York and Miami.

Caribbean Sun Airlines has requested permission from the Civil Aviation Board to fly to Antigua from Santo Domingo?s Las Americas International Airport. The airline has also requested permission to fly to San Juan, Puerto Rico from the international airports of Santo Domingo (Las Americas), Santiago (Cibao) and Puerto Plata (Gregorio Luperon). A Civil Aviation Board hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, 24 November.

Caribbean Sun Airlines has plans to initiate service to Santiago, starting the first week of December in order to take advantage of the holiday traffic. The airline has plans to operate two round trips a day, using a 37 passenger, De Havilland Dash-8 aircraft, as reported on the DR1 Airline Info Forum.