2012 Travel News ArchiveTravel

Come shopping to Santo Domingo!

Making the most of the Dominican Republic’s open skies government policy, Air Turks & Caicos (AirTAC) announces the start of direct flights from Las Americas International Airport from Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos Islands to the north of the Dominican Republic. Flights start on 14 December with a regular schedule from Sunday to Friday.

This will be the airline’s third airport in the Dominican Republic. The airline also serves passengers who prefer to depart via the Santiago Cibao International Airport (STI) or from Puerto Plata’s Gregorio Luperon International Airport.

AirTAC has daily flights to cities in the DR, Haiti, Jamaica and Bahamas.

AirTAC CEO Lyndon R. Gardiner says the new route, which responds to market demand, also opens up TCI tourism to easier connections from Europe, South and Central America already available through Santo Domingo’s airport. TCI travelers now no longer have to travel to further away Puerto Rico or Miami to take the long haul flights.

The 75-minute flight will operate on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday using the airline’s fleet of 30-passenger Embraer Brasilia E120s. To launch the new flight, the airline is offering introductory fares of US$150 each way plus taxes.

Gardiner told the press that the flight is being launched just in time for the holiday season, so that shoppers can make the most of multiple shopping choices in Santo Domingo with its many new malls – Acropolis, Agora, Blue Mall, Galeria 360, Megacentro, Sambil, and the older Plaza Central, and the La Sirena and Plaza Lama megastores.