photo of the pool at the historic hotel in santo domingo
The Casas del XVI hotel in Santo Domingo.

Frontier Airlines Just Launched New Nonstop Dominican Republic Flights 

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - December 18, 2023

As the Dominican Republic continues to experience record-breaking tourism arrivals this year, one destination is seeing more growth than any other, particularly in new air routes: the capital, Santo Domingo. 

Beyond traditional tourism hubs like Punta Cana and, to a lesser extent, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic tourism officials have for years had ambitions to turn the capital into a popular tourism destination, and the efforts are working. 

More and more carriers are adding new flights to Santo Domingo, a Caribbean metropolis anchored by one of the most charming, culturally rich destinations in the region: the 500-year-old Colonial Zone. 

Now, Frontier Airlines, which has been adding more routes to Santo Domingo than almost any other carrier, has just launched another one: the first-ever flights between Philadelphia and Santo Domingo.


santo domingo street
A street in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo.

“Frontier Airline’s expanded service to Santo Domingo is a great addition to PHL’s growing list of non-stop global destinations and it connects two World Heritage cities,” said Atif Saeed, CEO of Philadelphia International Airport. “Local travelers have a new option when looking for a top Caribbean destination to escape the winter cold and it supports the large and growing Dominican population in the Philadelphia region, which recently established a new Consulate General office.”

The new service is operating three times per week, with intro fares starting at $139, according to Frontier. 

“We’re proud to partner with PHL to offer this exclusive nonstop service to a fantastic Caribbean destination known for its extraordinary beaches and vibrant attractions,” said Josh Flyr, vice president, network and operations design, Frontier Airlines. “Frontier is excited to offer those in the greater Philadelphia area convenient and affordable travel to the Dominican capital. Meanwhile, we’re thrilled to continue our overall expansion at PHL with nonstop service to a growing list of attractive destinations.”

Popular Posts cape santa maria

The Best Caribbean Beach Resort You’ve Never Heard of 

There’s a boat just offshore called “Escape.”  It’s bobbing in some of the most brilliant, dynamic turquoise water I’ve ever seen, a few meters from a stretch of sand so bright and so white you have to squint to look […]

Marriott Is Opening Its New St Regis Resort In Aruba 

aruba st regis inside the restaurant with chairs

It was more than a decade ago that Marriott opened its first-ever Ritz-Carlton resort in the Dutch Caribbean: the Ritz-Carlton, Aruba, which at the time was the island’s first true five-star resort.  Fast forward to 2024, and Marriott is set […]

From All-Inclusive Resorts to Beaches, Travelers Are Falling in Love With Antigua and Barbuda

antigua barbuda frontier airlines the peninsula with sand

The plunge-pool villas at Hammock Cove. The historic streets of Nelson’s Dockyard. Pool days at Sheer Rocks. Unforgettable honeymoons. Vibrant meals of pepperpot and fungee. Beach bar hopping on the south coast. Endless serenity in Barbuda.  Travelers keep flocking to […]

Related Posts american airlines jamaica nonstop

American Airlines Is Adding Daily Flights to This Jamaica Hotspot 

Secluded coves, sparkling turquoise water, the birthplace of James Bond. Ocho Rios, Jamaica has always been one of the island’s most sought-after destinations, from its venerable luxury resorts to its popular all-inclusives.  But it’s never had a nonstop flight from […]

From Punta Cana to La Romana, Travelers Keep Flocking to the Dominican Republic 

casa de campo

Another month, another milestone. Whether it’s the all-inclusive resort destination of Punta Cana or the golf and wellness at La Romana’s Casa de Campo, the Dominican Republic just keeps on trucking, with Caribbean-leading tourism numbers that keep breaking records.  That […]

Avianca Just Restarted Two Nonstop Flights to Cartagena 

avianca caribbean nonstop

The colorful colonial buildings, the boutique hotels, the art galleries, the creative cuisine.  They’re all part of the reason why Cartagena has been one of the fastest-growing destinations in the Caribbean basin in recent years, repositioning Colombia as a Caribbean […]


Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.

No. Thank You