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First scheduled flights to El Catey

A LTU flight from Dusseldorf, Germany became the inaugural flight of El Catey International Airport at Samana (AZS) when it arrived on Monday, 6 November at 7 :10 pm. Condor has scheduled flight No. DE2248 departing from Frankfurt International scheduled to arrive on Tuesday, 7 November at 8:05pm. The first return Condor flight to Frankfurt, DE2249, is scheduled to depart at 8:55pm.

Air Transat is scheduled to fly once a week every Sunday from Toronto to Samana, starting 24 December through 29 April 2007. The airline has also scheduled once-weekly flights from Montreal to Samana. Skyservice and Sunwing will also be flying from several cities in Canada.

El Catey International Airport is less than half an hour drive from Samana city and it is the first time major jets will be able to land less than a four hour drive away.

A US$70 million private investment by Aerodom that also operates Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) and Gregorio Luperon International Airport (POP), the new airport will primarily serve the northeastern population and resort destinations of the country. It is especially attractive to tourists headed to Playa Grande, Rio San Juan, and Cabrera, and the Las Terrenas, Samana city and Las Galeras areas of Samana.