Winair announces new flight options to Dominica


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Marie Rosa/Candice Adams Kimmel

Friday, July 16, 2010

WINAIR ANNOUNCES NEW FLIGHT OPTIONS TO DOMINCIA

**WinAir Gives Travelers More Ways to Reach the Nature Island**

Roseau, Dominica – Discover Dominica Authority announced that WinAir has resumed their service between major Caribbean hubs and Dominica, making it easier for travelers to visit the destination. The regional airports servicing the flights to Dominica’s Melville Hall Airport (DOM) are St. Lucia’s George F L Charles Airport (SLU) and St. Maarten (SXM).

“We are extremely pleased that WinAir restarted their services to Dominica from St. Lucia and St. Maarten,” commented Mr. Colin Piper, CEO/Director of Discover Dominica Authority. “With these new flights being available throughout the entire day, the connecting times are ideal for US travelers to get to Dominica in one day without having to overnight in another destination and loose a day of their vacation.”

 WinAir will operate a 19-seat DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft from St. Maarten (SXM) to Dominica as follows:  

Saturday through Wednesday  – Depart SXM to DOM
Flight Number Departure Arriving
WM7101 8:00 am 8:55 am
WM7107 4:00 pm 4:55 pm
Saturday through Wednesday – DOM to SXM
WM7100 10:30 am 11:25 am
Thursday & Friday
WM7104 10:55 am 11:50 am

WinAir will fly a 19-seat DHC 6 Twin Otter aircraft from St. Lucia (SLU) to Dominica as follows –

Saturday through Wednesday – DOM to SLU
Flight Number Departure Arriving
WM7101 9:15 am 9:55 am
WM7107 5:15 pm 5:55 pm
Saturday through Wednesday – SLU to DOM
WM7100 9:30 am 10:10 am
Thursday & Friday
WM7103 9:45 am 10:25 am

For reservations on WinAir, travelers from the United States should contact the booking center at  1-866-466-0410  1-866-466-0410 . 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  866-522-4057 . Or, visit Dominica’s official website: www.discoverdominica.com or follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook.

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