MORE WAYS TO GET TO DOMINICA

** New Flights and Transportation Options Give Travelers
Additional Ways to Get to ‘The Nature Island’ **

Roseau, Dominica – (September 2, 2008) – The Discover Dominica Tourism Authority today announced that Win Air, Carib Aviation and LIAT, the regional Caribbean airline, have initiated additional non-stop service between several strategic hubs and Dominica.

 The regional airports being serviced include St. Lucia’s Hewanorra Airport (UVF), St. Lucia George Charles (SLU), Antigua (ANU), St. Maarten (SXM), Dominica Melville Hall (DOM)  and Dominica Canefield Airport (DCF), located on the western portion of the island just 10 minutes drive from the capital city of Roseau

“We are extremely pleased that our continuing labors in crafting new routes and airlift solutions has led us to welcome this new air service into Dominica,” commented Steve Bornn , Director of Tourism for the Discover Dominica Tourism Authority.  “It provides additional options for our visitors flying from the U.S. and. internationally as well as within the Caribbean and for those guests who stay at properties that are situated on the western part of the island.”

LIAT has added special flights to accommodate travelers visiting Dominica for Creole Week and the 12th Annual Dominica World Creole Music Festival, as follows:

October 27 and 29:     Flt #618          Dep. UVF 4:00p.m.               Arr. DOM4:40p.m.

                                                Dep. DOM 4:55p.m.              Arr. ANU 5:35p.m.  

October 26, 28, 30:     Flt#657           Dep. ANU 4:00p.m.               Arr. D OM 4:40p.m.

                                    Flt#658           Dep. D OM 5:00p.m.              Arr. ANU 5:40p.m.

November 4, 5, 7:       Flt#621           Dep. ANU 1:00p.m.               Arr. D OM 1:40p.m.

                                    Flt#620           Dep. D OM 2:00p.m.              Arr. ANU 2:40p.m.

November 4 and 9:     Flt#623           Dep. D OM 11:50a.m.            Arr. UVF 12:30p.m.

                                    Flt#622           Dep. UVF 12:50p.m.             Arr. D OM 1:30p.m.

LIAT will operate a 19-seat DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft for these flights.  Regularly scheduled service will resume on November 8, 2008.

Now until December 31, 2008; Win Air will operate a 19-seat DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft from St. Maarten (SXM) to Dominica on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s, as follows-

            Flt#901           Dep. SXM 8:30a.m.               Arr. DCF 9:30a.m.

            Flt#902           Dep. DCF 10:20a.m.              Arr. SXM 11:45a.m.

For the month of October 2008, the WinAir flight will operate daily.

Now until December 31, 2008; Carib Aviation will fly from Antigua to Dominica daily except Tuesday’s, as follows-

          Flt#121             Dep. ANU 11:35a.m.             Arr. DCF 12:25p.m

                                                Dep. DCF 12:45p.m.             Arr. SLU 1:25p.m.

                      Flt#120             Dep. SLU 1:45p.m.                Arr. DCF 2:25p.m.

                                                Dep. DCF 2:45p.m.               Arr. ANU 3:35p.m.

The flights are operated by Carib Aviation (3Q) in a codeshare agreement with LIAT (LI). Carib Aviation will operate a 19 seat DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft for these flights.

            Known as “The Nature Island” and located between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean, the independent nation of Dominica (pronounced “Dom-in-eek-a”) is the largest and most mountainous of the Windward Islands , encompassing an area of nearly 290 square miles. Of volcanic origins with mountains reaching heights of nearly 5,000 feet, rainforests that are considered among the last true oceanic rainforests in the world, more than 365 rivers, waterfalls, boiling lakes and pristine coral reefs, Dominica‘s natural diversity is truly unique. Dominica is also home to the last remaining settlement of the Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean – The Carib Indians. A place where man and nature live in harmony, adventurers and nature lovers alike will revel in the Island ‘s eco-tourism options which include scuba diving, snorkeling, mountain biking, kayaking, horseback riding, nature tours, hiking/trekking, whale, dolphin and bird watching, sailing and fishing.

            Dominica continues to be recognized for its attributes and responsible tourism efforts, including being the first country in the world to receive Benchmarking designation from the prestigious eco-tourism organization Green Globe 21. National Geographic’s Center for Sustainable Destination ranked the island as the top sustainable island in the Caribbean and among the top ten in the world. Most recently, Dominica was recognized by Islands Magazine and was included in its 2007 Blue List for being a leader in responsible tourism and ensuring an environmentally and culturally sound island for future generations.

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