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Airlines serving the Dominican Rep.-Mexico international niche
There are two Mexican airlines offering direct services between Mexico and the Dominican Republic, the Mexican airline Aeromexico Connect, the affiliate of the world-renowned Aeromexico, plus the Mexican charter airline; Magnicharters, which offers a seasonal option.
This is another international market niche that has evolved over only the last couple of years, the former airline incorporating this relatively new option in 2016, the latter, in 2017.
See below for further -airline specific- information on the options offered by each of the abovementioned carriers, including the city pairs offered, their frequencies and links to our information on the Mexican airports that serve as gateways to the Dominican Republic.
Mexican airlines with direct flights to the Dominican Republic
AEROMÉXICO CONNECT in the Dominican Republic
Launching these services on March 16, 2016., the founding SkyTeam member airline Aeromexico, through its affiliate: Aeroméxico Connect, began offering four direct weekly services between Mexico City Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX) and Santo Domingo’s Las Américas Dr. José Francisco Peña Gómez International Airport (SDQ). These services were reintroduced in May 2019, and currently -Sept. 2019- offer daily direct services.
See our profile on Aeroméxico Connect
On Nov. 2, 2018., Aeromexico launched its latest Caribbean services between Mexico City (MEX) and Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), using its Embraer 190 aircraft with seating for up to 99 people (11 Business Class); these services kicked off offering two weekly frequencies on Fridays and Saturdays, and ran until April 28, 2019.
See Aeroméxico Connect in Mexico City: Domestic – International
Aeroméxico Connect is currently the only airline offering scheduled direct Mexico – Dominican Republic flights.
See our profile on Aeroméxico
MAGNICHARTERS in the Dominican Republic --- Summer 2018 seasonal services
The Mexican charter airline Magnicharters announced direct services between Monterrey Mariano Escobedo International Airport (MTY) and Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) as of July 8, 2017., offering Saturday services for 10 consecutive weeks.
See our introduction to Magnicharters
According to the airline’s official Web site, in 2018, Magnicharters offered 4 Saturday options, starting on July 28 and running until August 18, 2018. These services were provided using the airline’s Boeing 737 aircraft.
No news as yet as to if or when these services will be reincorporated, we’ll let you know when we do.
See Magnicharters in Monterrey: Domestic / International
Magnicharters is the only charter airline to have offered direct Mexico – Dominican Republic flights.
Dominican Republic-based airlines with direct flights to Mexico
There are no Dominan Republic-based airlines offering direct services between the Caribbean and Mexico at the moment. However, it will be interesting to see if the new Ultra Low Cost Carrier (ULCC) from the Dominican Republic: Flycana (flycana.com), which was to be launched in 2018., intervenes in this international market niche.
Unfortunately, FlyCana‘s plan to launch services in 2018 never came to fruition, though the latest news is that it has signed an MOU (Momerandum of Understanding) with the International Airport of the Americas -José Francisco Peña Gómez- which serves Santo Domingo, the country’s capital city, the plan being to hit the skies as of the last quarter of 2019.
According to the company’s projected route map, it looks as if they plan to unite the Dominican Republic and Mexico sometime in the future; possible Mexican destinations being Cancun, Monterrey and Tijuana – thus San Diego (USA) via the Cross Border Xpress.
If the said plans come to fruition, we shall let you know. Meanwhile … Good luck! … with the launch of the first ULCC (Ultra Low Cost Carrier) in the Caribbean -whether they land in Mexico or not- … hopefully they will.