Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has lauded the introduction of Caribbean Airlines to Dominica’s shores.
The Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) along with the Ministry of Tourism and the Dominica Air and Sea Port Authority (DASPA) on Sunday, September 20, 2020, officially welcomed the inaugural flight of Caribbean airlines to our shores.
Caribbean Airlines will afford return service twice weekly between Barbados and Dominica on Saturdays and Sundays increasing to four times weekly by mid – October.
These flights also provide same-day connections from the US and UK into Dominica on Saturdays and provide service to connect outbound to the US and UK in Barbados on Sundays.
Speaking on his weekly talk show, the Hon Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit noted that the airline’s access to Dominica is significant.
He stated that he looks forward to a strong partnership and noted the increased air access that the airline provides.
“This is very important especially with the challenges that we’ve had in airline services in the Caribbean region, especially in this COVID period. And so, we want to thank Caribbean Airlines, the chairman, and of course the board of directors for the decision to come in,” the Prime Minister said.
He added, “We’ve been engaging in discussions for some time now and we’re happy that finally they’re here. And so, we look forward to a very strong partnership with Caribbean Airlines as we seek to improve on-air access into Dominica…in the medium term we work towards the construction of our international airport.”