Wings and Waves: Dominica’s travel landscape transforms in 2024

Hon Denise Charles-Pemberton

Dominica is set to become more accessible than ever as several airlines and ferry services increase their operations. From the first quarter of 2024, enhanced connectivity is expected due to notable developments in the aviation and maritime sectors. This initiative promises more accessible and convenient travel options for visitors from key global hubs, including Barbados, Trinidad, St Lucia, Puerto Rico, Miami, St Martin, and Guadeloupe. This shift is not just a beacon of renewed hope for explorers eager to experience Dominica’s unique charm but also an assurance of a smoother and more enjoyable journey to and from this Caribbean paradise.

“I am pleased to share the exciting news that American Airlines is significantly boosting its service frequency from June 5 to August 5, 2024, and November 5, 2024, to March 31, 2025, with daily flights operating throughout the week. This decision underscores American Airlines’ confidence in Dominica’s tourism product and reflects a significant opportunity for more leisure visitors from our primary source markets in the US and Canada,” says the Minister of Tourism, Honourable Denise Charles-Pemberton.

“We welcome travelers to explore Dominica’s top-class offerings, including diving, hiking, whale watching, and wellness activities, as we continue positioning ourselves as a premier destination in the Caribbean.”

The minister added, “In addition to American Airlines, other reputable carriers such as Caribbean Airlines, InterCaribbean Airways, Silver Airways, Winair, and Express des Isles contribute to the enhanced connectivity to Dominica. Winair, for instance, has expanded its services to include a new route from Antigua to Dominica, providing a seamless connection for travelers from the UK. The Ministry of Tourism and Discover Dominica Authority remains dedicated to collaborative efforts, continually working to improve accessibility and increase the convenience of traveling to Dominica, with the ultimate goal of boosting stay-over visitor arrivals to our beautiful island.”

American Airlines – Enhanced Frequency from Miami

American Airlines’ nonstop service from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Dominica (DOM) is set to undergo a substantial shift in frequency during the second quarter of 2024. Presently, the direct service between Miami and Dominica operates three (3) times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. However, from June 5 to August 5, 2024, the service frequency will increase to daily flights, operating on all days of the week from Monday through Sunday.

Caribbean Airlines (CAL) – Expanded Services and Global Connections

Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has upheld its current schedule from Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport (POS) to Dominica (DOM) with a nonstop service and onward to Barbados (BGI) on Thursdays. Additionally, a route from Trinidad (POS) via Barbados (BGI) to Dominica (DOM) and then back to Trinidad (POS) is maintained on Mondays.

The airline has also introduced new services on Wednesdays and Sundays. These flights will depart from Trinidad (POS) to Dominica (DOM), continue to Antigua (ANU), return to Dominica (DOM), and finally back to Trinidad (POS).

The CAL schedule facilitates connections to the Tristate area (NY, CT, NJ) in the US through JFK and to Canada via Toronto. CAL also offers connections to Houston (IAH) via Trinidad (POS) in partnership with United Airlines. For European travelers, connections between Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) and CAL at Trinidad (POS) are available.

The convenience of traveling to Dominica on CAL has been enhanced with visible connections between CAL and American Airlines on platforms like Expedia and Google Flights. With these additions, Caribbean Airlines now provides seven weekly inbound and outbound flights.

InterCaribbean Airways – Increased Daily Flights and Strategic Partnerships

InterCaribbean Airways has significantly expanded its services in the Caribbean, including increased daily flights to Dominica (DOM) and enhanced connections to various destinations. In June 2023, the airline incorporated the ATR 42-500 into its Eastern Caribbean route system, augmenting its service capacity and efficiency.

The airline has also entered into an interline agreement with British Airways (BA), facilitating seamless daily connections with InterCaribbean Airways in Barbados (BGI). This strategic partnership enables same-day connections in both directions, providing greater convenience for passengers traveling from the UK.

InterCaribbean operates seventeen (17) weekly flights to Dominica (DOM), primarily from Barbados (BGI) and St. Lucia (SLU), enhancing the island’s accessibility. The outbound service comprises eighteen (18) flights, two (2) of which are to Tortola (EIS), with the rest serving Barbados (BGI) and St. Lucia (SLU).

These enhancements reflect InterCaribbean’s commitment to improving connectivity and travel options within the Caribbean region, offering more flexibility and convenience for travelers.

Winair- Seamless Caribbean Connections and European Routes

Winair, based in St. Maarten, offers regular flight services to and from Dominica (DOM), with seven weekly departures scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. These flights connect Dominica (DOM) with Antigua (ANU), St Kitts (SKB), and St.Maarten (SXM), providing a convenient travel option for individuals traveling within the Caribbean.

For European travelers coming from or heading to Amsterdam, connections can be made via St. Maarten (SXM) between Winair and major airlines such as KLM and Air France. This provides an easy and efficient travel route for those journeying between Europe and Dominica.

Silver Airways – Codeshare Partnerships and Consistent Connectivity

Silver Airways, a U.S. regional airline, has established codeshare partnerships with American Airlines, JetBlue, United, and Delta. The airline operates both 48-seat and 72-seat ATR aircraft to service the San Juan (SJU) to Dominica (DOM) route.

This partnership allows U.S. travelers to book their journey to Dominica via American Airlines, United, JetBlue, or Delta websites. Their itinerary will include a leg from San Juan to Dominica, operated by Silver Airways, as part of their codeshare agreement.
Silver Airways offers this service six (6) times a week, with inbound flights to Dominica (DOM) available from Monday to Saturday and outbound flights departing from Tuesday to Sunday.

This regular schedule ensures reliable connectivity for travelers heading to and from Dominica
(DOM) through San Juan.

L’Express Des Isles – Ferry Services Connecting the Caribbean

L’Express Des Isles, a prominent ferry service in the Caribbean, offers regular connections between several islands. The ferry operates five return services per week from Guadeloupe (PTP) to Dominica (DOM), scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Similarly, it maintains a five-day weekly schedule for services from Martinique (FDF) to Dominica (DOM) (Wednesday through Sunday) and return journeys from Dominica (DOM) on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

In addition, L’Express Des Isles runs a four-day weekly service to Saint Lucia (SLU), with departures scheduled for Thursdays through Sundays. Return journeys from St. Lucia (SLU) occur on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

During peak travel periods such as Easter and public holidays, L’Express Des Isles may increase its frequency of services. Consequently, travelers are strongly advised to check the official L’Express des Isles website or contact their customer service for the most current and accurate schedules.

NavigAIR – Streamlined European Travel Experience

NavigAIR, a service provided by Air Caraïbes, offers a streamlined travel experience for European and French visitors. This comprehensive travel package includes a flight from Orly, Paris, to Guadeloupe, followed by a shuttle service from the airport to the seaport in Guadeloupe.

The journey culminates with a ferry ride to Dominica on L’Express des Isles. Notably, all these travel components are bundled into one single price, ensuring visitors reach Dominica the same day they depart.

As we continue through the first quarter of 2024, Dominica is set to enhance its connectivity and become a hub for Caribbean travel and exploration. For further information, stay updated with airline and ferry service announcements and visit the blog section of our website

For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at +1 767 448 2045.

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  1. Harry
    March 30, 2024

    What is new in this article? Winair serving Antigua to replace LIAT?
    American airlines not increasing flights for the WCMF and the summer August?

  2. Jaspal
    March 30, 2024

    these words are fake… their police men arrested 7 foreigners for nothing that usually come dominica for vacation. because they are so alert and scared that Americans are coming to investigate the corruption in the country. now they lost good investors.

  3. Child’s play
    March 29, 2024

    Hello mam, you must put the horse before the cart. You labor ministers are embarrassing us and the world is laughing at us. Recently, much is being said about agriculture with deafening noise but you cannot have agriculture without farmers; and without feeder roads farmers have no access to transport plants and produce. Similarly, with all the talk you talking about tourist coming visitors coming is lie you lying! You should first work on making sure your tourists and visitors have reliable flights to get to Dominica from San Juan Puerto Rico, from St.Lucia, Antigua, Guadeloupe and Martinique, Barbados etc etc! You do not have a plan in place that would encourage people to come to Dominica. It’s humiliating to passengers who have to be subjected to Silver Airways BS always canceling flights from San Juan Puerto Rico to Dominica and having people to sleep in the open airport! Have your office contacted silver airways about this problem? You are being paid you don’t give a sh-t shut up

  4. Poly Sye
    March 28, 2024

    How much influence does Skerritt and his delegation have to change anything on the international scene? Of what importance is Dominica to China, but as an outpost for China to replace American hegemony with its own. There are more people living in one building in China than all of Dominica. China is using Skerritt and Dominica by extension to further its ambitions in the Caribbean….

  5. Anon B True
    March 28, 2024

    ” From the first quarter of 2024, enhanced connectivity is expected due to notable developments in the aviation and maritime sectors. ” Does she know the first quarter of 2024 is over?

    • if we knew better
      April 5, 2024

      i guess from now.. we should see improvement

  6. Nate
    March 28, 2024

    People who have not been to Dominica “may come.” But those who have already seen what Dominica is all about in terms of the road conditions and sidewalks in Roseau will not come again. So keep on talking.

  7. Country Bookie
    March 28, 2024

    Good job increasing connectivity to Dominica. A lot has been done in this space but there is a lot to be done in this space. Stay focused, stay hungry and we will continue to improve on our tourism goals.

  8. Juanita
    March 28, 2024

    Wings and Waves: Well I must admit that the headline was an attention grabber. And, my first impression looking at the headline with the photo was that it was about the announcement of of a new one-stop resilient lounge for chicken wings and wavy wigs. Then I read the news story and came to the conclusion that our entertainment industry may be witnessing a surge in the number of performers, comedians, and entertainers.

    • Gary
      April 1, 2024

      Why such foolish sarcasm, do you know the surge we are seeing in Dominica, people who are anti development, opposed to the development of the Country. All the other countries in the region are doing something or finding ways to develop their Country, and when Dominica does so, silly people like you write nonsense. Have you heard of then and now, here the Government is trying to find ways to get people to have better access to the Country and you behave like, partisan politics has really done something to that mind of yours. Dominica will never be held back by minds like yours and others with this anti development behavior.

  9. Safe
    March 28, 2024

    This sounds fine and dandy, on the surface, but it would be great if the Ministry of Tourism and Discover Dominica, engage Silver Airways ( sometimes called ‘SLITHER’) in serious dialogue, to help improve the shoddy service that is being provided to the flying public.
    There are a lot of persons, both Nationals and visitors, who have pledged not to return to the Nature Isle, based on manner in which they have been treated by Silver.

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  10. March 28, 2024

    “Stargirl” since you have were appointed Min for “pale san sans” we have been hearing the same ole BS and the truth is according to the former PM of Grenada “travelling to Dominica is a mathematical nightmare; thanks to you and your dysfunctional inept government “fanm femen b—d–u”

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  11. March 28, 2024

    Hello and good morning my people. It’s a long detailed article but I read it all. Now, why can’t we get regular direct flights to and from Dominica to St Thomas. Outside of England there are more people from Dominica leaving in St Thomas. Whenever I fly from JFK to San Juan my adjoining flight on Silver Airways is postponed for hours or outright cancelled . If I go to St Lucia one lands at the international airport but you have to go to the smaller airport in the city to get an adjoining flight which means on your time of arrival one has to over night in St Lucia. We are spending two or more days traveling just to get to Dominica. If am coming to Dominica for two weeks then am using four days to travel so please address and fix this problem. The only time I ever get to Dominica the same day is from JFK to St Thomas where I take the ferry to Tortola then I take Silver Airways to Dominica if the flight leaves at four PM.

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  12. dissident
    March 28, 2024

    Stupessss girl
    this is your style to retain relevance?
    these sweet words are just fake .
    coming off that distasteful treatment of visitors to Dominica over last weekend is this your shot at damage control?
    what we lost is well lost and gone and you and Skerrit can’t get it back….Dominica losing it’s respect.
    dat trip to China will not give us back our respect……to the ordinary Dominican that is just a Skerrit and Chhina thing.
    I never saw de MOU……he must be acting as he signed on de paper.
    you talking about a fairy tale………you in wonderland
    with you politicians de best thing going on in Dominica is all you paycheck……..leave me alone

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    • Gary
      March 30, 2024

      Why are you held captive and imprisoned by your political partisan beliefs writing such comment. Why don’t you examine your mind, there you will see the fairy tales fed and given to you by other people who claim to love their Country and do nothing worthwhile, creating mischief and chaos. Here you have a Minister of Government who attended a conference with other Government representatives in the region all seeking to enhance their tourism industry, the Minister coming back outlining what she accomplished for Dominica, and you’re writing such nonsense, dwelling on repetitive nonsense and innuendos, wallow in your belief so long.

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