Jamaica-Dominican Republic flights due to start later this year

Scheduled flights between the Dominican Republic and Jamaica are due to start later this year, the PAWA Dominicana airline has announced.

The company, which acts as the international flag carrier of the Dominican Republic, is making inroads into four capitals major of the Great Antilles nations – Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.

According to the Jamaica Observer, the new initiative was “sparked by the recent visit from Prime Minister Andrew Holness.”

The news outlet reports that during one meeting, business leaders from both countries urged the Jamaican PM and President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic to establish direct flights between Santo Domingo and Kingston.

While it has been confirmed that flights will begin before the end of 2017, no start date has been announced.

WIC News has reached out to PAWA for more information.

Flights from the Dominican Republic to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, USA, and Piarco International Airport in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, are also scheduled to begin operations soon.