Dominica is located in the Eastern Caribbean, mid-way down the chain of Caribbean islands known as the Lesser Antilles, between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. The island is an emerging ecotourism destination which is serviced exclusively by commuter flights and ferry services from other nearby islands.
The island has two small airports. Douglas Charles Airport (DOM), the primary airport, is located in the north east of the island near the town of Marigot. Douglas Charles Airport accommodates propeller driven and Dash Eight aircraft. Canefield Airport (DCF) is a smaller commuter airport near the capital city of Roseau. Canefield accommodates smaller aircraft typically. It is located near the capital city of Roseau, which sits on the southwest side of the island.
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Most travelers from the US to Dominica have traditionally connected on major carriers like American Airlines, Jet Blue airlines and United Airways through San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) and continue to Dominica on a domestic carrier such as LIAT. As a result of recent flight reductions to San Juan visitors to Dominica should expand their flight search to a growing number of US connections through other Caribbean islands including Antigua (ANU), St. Lucia (SLU or UVF), St. Maarten (SXM), and Barbados (BGI) connection with LIAT or through St. Maarten by Winair (Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday) to Dominica. Since airline schedules are constantly changing casting a wide net is advisable when searching for the best flight connections. To search for flights on-line, you might try using kayak.com or Priceline.com. LIAT, Winair and other regional flights are not always updated in online flight booking systems, so if you are still unable to available find a connection, please contact us for assistance. Copa Airlines offers great connections to St.Martin from Panama and Costa Rica. Other carriers such as Spirit Airlines and Air Tran offers low priced flights to San Juan as well.
Canadians can get to Dominica by flying Toronto to Barbados on Westjet Airlines then Barbados to Dominica on LIAT Airlines.Toronto to Barbados WestJet Airlines flight gives passengers a non-stop, direct flight option from Toronto to Barbados on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. A great feature of the WestJet website is that it shows you the Day's Lowest Fares for up to 28 days surrounding your selected date. Barbados to Dominica For connections from Barbados, LIAT has direct flights to Melville Hall Airport (DOM) in Dominica. Alternatively Air Canada flies to Antigua, Guadeloupe, Barbados and St. Lucia with LIAT connections to Dominica.
From UK Virgin Atlantic and British Airways fly to Antigua (ANU), St. Lucia (UVF) and Barbados (BGI) with LIAT connections to Dominica. From France Air France and Air Caraibes offer nonstop daily flights to both Guadeloupe (PTP) and Martinique (FDF). Since Guadeloupe and Martinique neighbor Dominica to the north and south, ferry connection (an hour and 45 minutes) is a popular option with L'Express des Iles. LIAT also connects Guadeloupe to Dominica (DOM) by air. From The Netherlands Dutch Royal Airline KLM flies from Amsterdam to St. Maarten (SXM) and you can connect the same day on Winair (Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday) to Dominica. From Germany Condor flies from Frankfurt to Antigua (ANU) and Barbados (BGI) with LIAT connections to Dominica.
Since Guadeloupe and Martinique neighbor Dominica to the north and south ferry connection (an hour and 45 minutes) is a popular option via L'Express des Iles. We are happy to assist you with ferry bookings! LIAT flies from Guadeloupe to Dominica (DOM).