WINAIR adds St. Lucia, Dominica and Tortola to route

*Photo credit:St.Barth.com

BRADES/PHILIPSBURG (June 10, 2010) – Three new routes have been added by the regional airline WINAIR, which has been the main carrier into Montserrat since the opening of the new airport in 2005. Starting June 28th the airline will be offering flights into St. Lucia, Dominica and Tortola.

WINAIR’s Managing Director, Edwin Hodge said after extensive and significant talks, the airline was able to secure the new routes, noting it will help to boost the company’s operations.

“We are very excited to launch these new routes as it helps us to provide better and more enhanced services to the people of the region,” Hodge added. “The new flights will complement our existing service and provide our customers with more travel options when using WINAIR.”

WINAIR hopes the additional routes will be attractive to those travelling for business, diplomatic service, to visit family and friends, and the tourism industry.  Hodge, who once flew for the airline, said the company’s continued growth will be based on their experience and commitment to service. He added this new investment perfectly reflects that.

A Jetstream 32 aircraft has been acquired to service the new routes.

Vice President of Marketing, Claudio Buncamper said that the relevant stakeholders are happy. “Our primary aim is to not only offer our passengers excellent connections and service but we want to ensure they are safe and secure.” Buncamper pointed out that WINAIR continues to set standards in travel and there is much untapped potential in the region.

“I am of the firm view that with the addition of these three routes it promises to serve the unmet needs of discerning corporate and leisure flyers,” the VP of Marketing said.

Buncamper declared that WINAIR’s goal is to emerge as the market leader within the Caribbean and they are on course to do just that. WINAIR is presently loading its online flight schedule for the new destinations which will connect to all of WINAIR destinations. The airline is also hopeful that even more routes will be added in the coming months.

Information on the new routes and connections are available via www.fly-winair.com; and facebook.com/flywinair. Tickets are now on sale.

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20 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    June 11, 2010

    Dominica needs an international airport i wesley

    • Thunder Horse
      June 11, 2010

      i ALREADY VISION THAT ALL WINAIRS LEFT OVER BAGS WILL BE SENT ON LIAT THIS CHRISTMAS, I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE SMILE WIPED OF FROM YOUR FACES WHEN THEY MESS UP.

      AMERICAN……HELL NO….. THEY HAVE A POOR FLIGHT RECORD

      WINAIR………….HELL NO……TOO SMALL AND CANT HANDLE DOMINICAS TERRAIN.. LESS BAG SPACE

      LIAT………………..ABSOLUTELY ANYTIME, ANYWHERE….KNOWS THE REGION BETTER…BEST PILOTS….BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE AND A LEADER IN AIR TRANSPORT

    • THUNDER HORSE
      June 12, 2010

      Anonymous, I hope that Dominica will be able to pay for the taxes that comes after that facilty, because the other islands are crying right now, you sure you want to put Dominica in that debt when all you saying that the PM putting all you under soo much debt?

      Think about your comments, i don’t think you know the expenses incured to maintain such a facility.

  2. Anonymous
    June 11, 2010

    to thunder horse, american eagle is the safest and provides better customer service than all other airline in dominica.

    • Thunder Horse
      June 11, 2010

      YOU LIE ON THAT ONE, I KNOW LIAT WILL TAKE ALL DEM BANNANA BOXES TO ANTIGUA FOR THE FARMERS BUT NOT AMERICAN EAGLE, AND IN INCLEMENT WEATHER LIAT WILL FLY BUT NOT AE, GET YOU FACTS STRAIGHT.

  3. GOOD NEWS!!!!
    June 11, 2010

    its good to hear that there will be more options when it comes to entering and leaving dominica by air.

    I AM AMERICAN AIRLINES ALL THE WAY…. but i would fly winair if i have to

    HELL NO TO LIAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!……I MADE A MISTAKE AND FLY WITH THEM XMAS 07 AND I ALMOST GOT ARRESTED IN ANTIGUA BECAUSE OF THEM

    NOW I CHECK OUT THE PRICE DIFFERENCES AND HERS WHAT I GOT:

    fOR ALL THOSE TORTOLA TRAVELERS:

    BETWEEN DOMINICA AND TORTOLA:

    LIAT:$400.00
    AMERICAN EAGLE:$435.00
    WINAIR: $268.00

  4. BATMAN
    June 10, 2010

    is this going to be that plan?hope is not that plan

  5. thunder horse
    June 10, 2010

    I don’t care LIAT is my number one carrier to Dominica and they hold the best safety record in the caribbean and the world.

  6. boney
    June 10, 2010

    TO LIAT AND THOES PEOPLE IN ANTIGUA THAT LIKE TO SHOW OFF ON US WHEN WE PASSING THRIUGH, JUST TO SHOW THEM GOD IS GOOD HE ANSWERS WHEN WE CALL, WE DONT HAVE TO ANTIGUA TO COME TO DOMINICA

    • thunder horse
      June 10, 2010

      LIAT IS STILL KNOWS THE CARIBBEAN BETTER AND IS SAFER TO FLY, LIAT KNOWS HOW TO LAND IN DOMINICA WHEN THE WEATHER IS ROUGH.

    • Thunder Horse
      June 11, 2010

      I SEE THAT DOMINICANS ALLOW ANTIGUANS TO INTIMIDATE THEM, THAT IS WHY THE REST OF THE CARIBBEAN THINK THEY BETTER TRHAN US, BECAUSE WE ARE LOW MINDED.

  7. Cazo
    June 10, 2010

    Sa byen bon pou Dominik é lerestan karibbean la. LIAT bizwen tak compitisyon, pwi yó tó hó !!! É kon nou ka vwè yó ka invest, yó ka chèché dòt avion pou developé service yó en region la.

    • thunder horse
      June 10, 2010

      Sa ce pas competicyon pou LIAT si yo te dit yo ke tape’ avion con liat, LIAT teke pwi, mwen peke’ allez asou WINAIR. WINAIR PAS BON

  8. child
    June 10, 2010

    congrats dominica..what most of us don’t understand is that the small planes are even safer to travel than the big ones( even though we have to bend our head to get in )

  9. Cassandra
    June 10, 2010

    Jetstream 32 is a 19 seater – hope it is the EP version with extra luggage capacity but will believe it when I see it. On 3 June DNO carried a press release that Winair would commence service on 14 June (with a twin otter), now it is going to be 28 June. The Winair website still does not show Dominica as a destination! What to believe? What is frequency, time schedule and fares? H.H.V. Whitchurch still the local agents? Am I the only one confused?

    • YES IT is
      June 10, 2010

      Dominica is not on the list of countries they operate, but its in the reservation system….i already search tickets from Dominica to Tortola and it was there…. which was $268.05

    • June 11, 2010

      Hello I allready booked my lady out of Dominica to st.kitts with winair,so try it on http://www.fly-winair.com

  10. citizen
    June 10, 2010

    that is good could be a scooter and it going dominica i onboard die for die i have to go there if i is there i have to go fr i will if not i will not big ones go down so little ones can to

  11. June 10, 2010

    thats what? another two seater….me aself i not in that lol sorry

    • Jepter
      June 10, 2010

      All that you do is copy and paste then do a search where you can read up on the damn aircraft.

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