Canada is one of the biggest source markets for tourism in the Dominican Republic.
Until now, though, the vast majority of Canadian travelers have touched down in the travel hotspot of Punta Cana.
Now, however, a new destination is emerging for Canadians, thanks to new service set to launch between Toronto and the country’s capital, Santo Domingo.
Beginning Dec. 16, Air Canada will launch twice-weekly flights between Toronto and Santo Domingo on Air Canada Rouge.
“As travel restrictions ease, we are committed to rebuilding our international network to connect the world to Canada, reunite people with families, friends, and business colleagues,” said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada. “Our Santo Domingo flights connect to and from our flights across Canada at our Toronto global hub to offer easy and convenient access to Dominican Republic’s capital city, a destination that is steeped in rich culture, history including location of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in addition to being the country’s commercial and financial centre.”
The carrier will operate the service with both Premium Rouge and Economy services, along with upgraded streaming options and the opportunity to purchase high-speed Wi-Fi.
“We are delighted to receive at SDQ this new direct flight from YYZ with Air Canada, which will allow more Canadian tourists to visit the magnificent hotels and the wide variety of recreation and entertainment options the Dominican Republic has to offer. This route will also serve the growing business and visiting friends and relatives demand; and will allow to expand the growing cargo exchange between both countries,” said Fabien Gourdon, Chief Commercial Officer of Toronto’s Aerodom.