Winair announces inaugural flights to Dominica’s Canefield Airport

Contact: Marie Rosa/Candice Adams Kimmel

Monday, September 27, 2010

WINAIR ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL FLIGHTS TO DOMINICA’S CANEFIELD AIRPORT

**With a Close Location to Roseau, WinAir’s New Flights to Canefield Airport Give Travelers Even More Convenient Ways to Reach the Nature Island**

Roseau, Dominica – Discover Dominica Authority announced that effective October 19, 2010, WinAir will introduce new flights from Antigua to Dominica’s Canefield Airport, with nonstop flights three days each week.  With Canefield Airport only a five minute’s drive to Roseau, the new routing will make travel to Dominica from Antigua more convenient for many travelers.

“We are pleased that WinAir recognizes and has responded to the need for increased flights to and from Dominica.  These new flights provide early morning and late afternoon departures each way, allowing travelers in Antigua and Dominica to make day trips between the two islands.  Additionally, the late afternoon departure from Antigua affords Dominica bound passengers the opportunity to use Antigua as a connecting gateway, commented Mr. Colin Piper, Director of Tourism/CEO of Discover Dominica Authority.

WinAir will operate a 19-seat Twin Otter aircraft between Antigua (ANU) and Dominica (DCF)  each Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday commencing October 19, 2010 as follows:  

From Antigua to Dominica
Flight Number Departure Arrival
WM 381 6:30 AM 7:30 AM
WM 387 3:55 PM 4:55 PM
From Dominica to Antigua
WM 382 7:50 AM 8:50AM
WM 388 5:15 PM 6:15 PM

For reservations on WinAir, travelers from the United States should contact the booking center at 1-866-466-0410 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-866-466-0410      end_of_the_skype_highlighting. For more information on Win Air, please visit www.fly-winair.com.

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 the second largest Boiling Lake in the world and pristine coral reefs, Dominica’s natural diversity is truly unique. Dominica is also home to the last remaining settlement of Indigenous People 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. 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. Travel + Leisure also announced Dominica as one of the most compelling destinations to visit in their 100 Greatest Trips 2008 edition. Most recently, Dominica was recognized as the 2nd most “pure island” in the world in the April/May 2010 issue of Islands Magazine.

For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 866-522-4057 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              866-522-4057      end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Or, visit Dominica’s official website: www.discoverdominica.com or follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook.

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