American Airlines is launching flights to its newest Caribbean destination: the Samana peninsula of the Dominican Republic, Caribbean Journal has learned.
In June, the world’s largest airline will kick off its first-ever route to Samana with twice weekly flights out of Charlotte.
The flights, which begin June 5, will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays; American is running the flights on its Embraer 175 aircraft.
Samana has become increasingly popular as a tourism destination.
It’s part of a broader expansion to the Dominican Republic for American Airlines, which will also be ramping up its service to Santiago and Santo Domingo.
In April, American Airlines will be operating four daily flights from Miami to Santiago, and a total of seven daily flights from Miami to Santo Domingo.
“Throughout the pandemic, we have continued to strengthen our capacity in Miami to match demand in Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Juan Carlos Liscano, American’s Vice President of operations for Miami, the Caribbean and Latin America.
It’s yet another sign of the continued strength of the Dominican Republic within the broader Caribbean region.
Indeed, the country continues to see new flights from a number of carriers even amid the pandemic.