For the first time ever British Airways will fly nonstop from London to the very popular Caribbean destination of Punta Cana, situated in the Dominican Republic’s eastern region.
Beginning in November 2014 the British airline will introduce two new weekly flights to its London-Punta Cana route, bringing to four the overall number of flights to this destination.
The flights will depart from Gatwick Airport, in London, and will fly non-stop to Punta Cana’s International Airport. More than 60% of all tourists traveling to the Dominican Republic use this important international facility for their travels to the country.
The scheduled flights will run on Tuesdays and Saturdays, departing London at 3:15 p.m. and arriving in Punta Cana at 6:00 p.m. The airline will use a 275-seat Boeing 777 aircraft.
British Airways flies on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays to Punta Cana, arriving at 5:20 p.m. and departing to London at 6:50 p.m.
Last winter the airline flew 52 flights between this important route. This year, the number of scheduled flights will jump to 77, an overall increase of 25 flights.
England is the fifth generator of European tourists to the Dominican Republic.
In 2013 some 108,236 British tourists traveled to the Dominican Republic, a significant jump over the 98,288 tourists registered during 2012.