American Airlines has launched a new route to the Caribbean’s most popular tourist destination, the Dominican Republic. This weekend, the world’s largest airline launched its first-ever route between Miami and Samana.
Samana, located on a peninsula in the northeastern part of the country, has been one of the country’s fastest growing tourism hotspots in recent years. American had been serving Samana from its hub in Charlotte.
Now, that route has been moved to Miami, with service on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The flights are operated seasonally by Envoy on Embraer E175 aircraft.
“We are delighted to continue to increase Miami’s connectivity to the Caribbean with the launch of our fifth destination in the Dominican Republic,” said Juan Carlos Liscano, vice president of MIA Hub Operations at American Airlines. “As we continue our recovery, demand for travel to the Caribbean has remained strong, resulting in additional growth with new destinations such as Anguilla, Dominica and now Samana, a hidden gem in the Caribbean.”
The flight takes just under 2.5 hours, according to the company. American currently operates 76 daily flights to 35 Caribbean destinations from Miami. That includes 12 daily flights from Miami to the Dominican Republic.