San Juan, Puerto Rico (TDN) -- Another carrier has announced plans to fill the San Juan, Puerto Rico to Dominica route, which is being abandoned by American Eagle as it wraps up its Caribbean operation by end march 2014.
LIAT the Caribbean Regional carrier says that it will now operate daily non-stop flights to and from San Juan to Melville Hall Dominica starting on April 1, 2013.
In a recent press release, the airline noted that LI 560 will depart daily from Dominica at 10:00 A.M, arriving San Juan at 11:55 A.M while LI 565 will depart San Juan at 3:00 P.M daily for arrival into Dominica at 4:45 P.M.
LIATís current one way fare from Dominica to San Juan is around US $250. It is not clear if and by how much these fares will change.
In addition to the Dominica to San Juan route the release also announced a series of new routes on its LI 500 and LI 501 service effective April 4, 2013.
Accordingly, LI 500 will depart Antigua at 11:00 am and arrive in St. Maarten at 11:40 A.M, it will then depart at 12:00 noon to arrive in Santo Domingo at 1:30 P.M.
At the same time, LI 501 will depart Santo Domingo at 2:30 pm and arrive in St. Maarten at 4:00 P.M, it will then depart for Antigua arriving at 5:00 P.M.
Passengers travelling from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) will be able to make a seamless connection to the Dominican Republic via St. Maarten. This new service is in addition to its non-stop services between St. Maarten and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Late last month, Seaborne Airline, which is based in St Croix said it will operate flights originating from Puerto Rico into Dominicaís Melville Hall airport and return and that it will also fly to Martinique and Guadeloupe.