MIA adds more international routes

Miami International Airport (MIA) continues to expand the number of routes to destinations outside the U.S. with the addition of more flights from MIA to Santo Domingo’s Las Américas International Airport (SDQ), Dominican Republic.

Beginning Nov. 16, Pan American World Airways (PAWA) Dominicana will operate two flights per day between the cities, and making Miami the airline’s first destination outside of the Caribbean. The Dominican Republic is currently MIA’s fourth-busiest international market, with more than one million total passengers annually.

PAWA to begin MIA service
Photo courtesy Miami-Dade Aviation Dept.
“The new service will provide a boost to one our top international markets, and continue our push towards a strong finish in 2016,” Emilio T. González, Miami-Dade Aviation Director, said in a statement announcing the new service.

The Santo Domingo-based carrier will utilize MD-83 aircraft seating 160 passengers for the route, which is also served by American Airlines from MIA.

Besting PAWA by about two months, Dominican Wings will begin serving the Santo Domingo-Miami route on Sept. 29. The carrier will begin a single weekly flight from MIA to both Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) and SDQ.

MIA began September with 103 passenger and cargo carriers, the most of any U.S. airport. It will end the month with an even bigger lead with the addition of four new international passenger airlines and one new cargo-only airline. As previously reported by TheTravelPro, MIA welcomed Silverwings and Surinam Airways earlier in the month.

Meridiana jet on approach
Meridiana jet on approach
Photo courtesy Meridiana
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will launch three weekly flights to Copenhagen, Denmark (CPH), and four weekly flights to Oslo, Norway’s Gardermoen Airport (OSL) on Sept. 28; followed by Dominican Wings weekly flight the following day.

Later this year, MIA will welcome more new entrants. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will return to MIA with three weekly flights to Amsterdam in October, PAWA Dominicana in November, and Italian airline Meridiana will launch into the Miami market with two weekly flights to Milan’s Malpensa Airport (MXP) in December.

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