Nordwind airlines now connect Moscow with Santo Domingo and Samana, two of most visited cities by a tourist in the Dominican Republic.
The frequency that Nordwind Airlines will be operating on the Moscow-Santo Domingo route consists of one flight every ten nights on a Boeing 777-300.
Nordwind’s operational season to Santo Domingo Las Americas International Airport (AILA, east of the capital), ends on March 2019.
The Dominican Republic is the star destination for Russians. According to the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, 240,000 Russian tourists arrived in the country in 2017.
Following the announcement on October 31st of connecting Moscow and Santo Domingo, Norwind is preparing to start seasonal flights from the Russian capital to the International Airport Professor Juan Bosh, that serves Samana (northeast) and surrounding cities.
Starting November 10th, the charter flight to Moscow-Samana will be available in packages for 10, 11, and 22 nights, only economy class, and carrying a Boeing 777-200 team.
The charter airline based in Moscow has the approval of the Civil Aviation Board (JAC) to fly to Punta Cana (east) and Puerto Plata (northwest), a sign of the Russian market to explore new destinations and new routes to the Dominican Republic.
17 new airline routes to the Dominican Republic in 2018
The Dominican Airports Siglo XXI (Aerodom) reported on the first week of November that in 2018 there were 17 new airline routes to the Dominican Republic “which has resulted in greater air connectivity for the country and more facilities for passengers to have new international destinations that can visit directly.”
- Fly Allways – Curazao
- Winair and InterCaribbean – Saint Martin
- Turpial – Valencia (Venezuela)
- Jetblue -Newark (U.S.)
- Spirit – Orlando (U.S.)
- Blue Panorama – Milan (Italy)
- Allegiant Air – Pittsburg
- Jetairfly – Brussels
- Air Century – Saint Martin/Curazao/Aruba/Havana (Cuba, coming soon)
- Evelop -Madrid
As for the three routes connecting Moscow and Punta Cana International Airport, the main tourist destination of the Dominican Republic, Vnúkovo / Moscow is leading the pack, followed by Domodedovo. The third route is Saint Petersburg.
Tourism is the primary source of income of the Dominican Republic and, according to data from the Civil Aviation Board (JAC), during January-September of 2018, there was a total of 11,203,014 passengers transported by air, a growth of 5.4% compared to last year stats on the same period.
As of August 2018, 134,493 Russians visited the Caribbean country known for its landscapes and vibrant culture.