More travel opportunities to the DR

Daily Miami-La Romana Flights

American Eagle, American Airline’s regional carrier, recently began daily non-stop flights from Miami to La Romana, situated in the important eastern region of the country.

The airline is using an ERJ-145 aircraft with capacity for 50 passengers.  Departure from Miami is at 1:05 pm, arriving in La Romana International Airport two hours and 15 minutes later.  Departure from the Dominican Republic is 3:55 pm, arriving in Miami at 6:30 pm.

“La Romana is the official airport for Casa de Campo, a very popular destination for our Miami passengers,” said Peter Dolara, American Airlines vice president in Miami. He described the Dominican Republic as a “Caribbean paradise.”

“This daily direct flight from our Miami airport terminal will help strengthen ties in the business, travel, tourism and leisure communities.  It will also express confidence in the city of La Romana as a tourism destination, and will address the quality of our facility as an international airport “said Luis Emilio Rodríguez, director La Romana’s airport.

Amsterdam-Punta Cana

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines recently announced that beginning next October it will begin weekly flights between Amsterdam, the Dutch capital, to Punta Cana’s International Airport, situated in the easternmost region of the Dominican Republic.

The carrier will use aircraft with capacity for 285 passengers, 24 in first class and 261 in economy. Flights are scheduled for Mondays and Thursdays, at 10 am, from Schiphol Airport.  Scheduled time of arrival in Punta Cana will be 7:30 pm, with a stopover in Havana, Cuba.

KLM Royal Dutch, based in Amsterdam, is the fourth largest carrier in Europe and operates a wide range of national and international flights from its hub at Schilphol Airport.

KLM president and CEO, Peter Hartman, said that the Dominican Republic is a wonderful holiday destination with a great demand in the Dutch market. He stressed that the climate and quality of the hotels make the country an ideal destination.

More flights from Brazil

Beginning in April the Brazilian carrier Varig increased to three its weekly flights from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic, with a stopover in Caracas, Venezuela.

All flights are operated by Varig Gol, departing from Rio de Janeiro on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  The carrier is using Boeing 737-800 aircraft for these flights.

Varig offers in its Economy Class a main course meal, mixed salads, desserts and drinks, while the Comfort Class offers additional advantages such as more space between seats, increased privacy, on-demand entertainment and the possibility to earn extra miles per flight.

Varig is also marketing these flights from Caracas, Venezuela.  Passengers in the South American country will be able to travel to the Dominican Republic by using Varig.

“The results of our flights to the Caribbean are in line with company goals,” said the airline’s Marketing Vice President, Claudia Pagnano. “Demand for Brazilian and South American tourists traveling to Aruba and Punta Cana has been great, and the response to our product has been very positive,” he said.

Varig is the oldest international airline in Brazil, based in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. It travels to 20 destinations in 17 countries in America and Europe.

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