The Caribbean island of Dominica is launching a new airline service from Carib Aviation’s Dominica Air Taxi beginning August 1, 2006.
Carib Aviation will serve Dominica with the Dominica Air Taxi on a daily basis from Antigua and St. Lucia with seven round-trip, non-stop flights operating a total of 44 flights weekly.
The flights will use a 19-seat twin otter turbo prop plane and shared charter flights will be operated by Carib Aviation Limited. Introductory fares begin at US$79.00 per seat, one way, not including taxes and fees. All flights arrive at Dominica’s Canefield airport, just ten minutes from downtown Roseau. For more information including flight availability and schedules, call toll free from the US and Canada to 1-800-744-2323 or visit www.dominicaairtaxi.com.
“Considering that increasing tourism to Dominica in a sustainable fashion is one of our top priorities right now, we could not be more pleased about the new service from Carib Aviation’s Dominica Air Taxi,” said Yvor Nassief, Dominica’s Minister of Tourism. “The additional flights arriving on island will offer travelers more flexibility in planning their trips to Dominica. Especially with the increased attention that we’re receiving as a result of the recent Disney movie ‘Pirates of the Caribbean II: Dead Man’s Chest’ and strong interest in visiting the movie’s filming locations, this development could not have come at a more opportune time.”
Known as the “Nature Island of the Caribbean” 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 sustainable tourism efforts, including being the first country in the world to receive Benchmarking designation from the prestigious eco-tourism organization Green Globe 21 and ranking as the only Caribbean destination in the top five happiest countries on earth in the Happy Planet Index (compiled by Britain’s New Economics Foundation).
Beginning December 31, 2006 The U.S. State Department and the Department Homeland Security will require that all U.S. citizens and foreign nationals carry a passport or other accepted secure documents to enter or re-enter the U.S. from the Caribbean, including Dominica.