You can fly nonstop to the Dominican Republic from Atlanta (Delta, Southwest), Baltimore (Southwest), Boston (JetBlue ), Charlotte (American), Chicago–Midway (Southwest), Chicago–O'Hare (American, United), Dallas–Ft. Worth (American), Detroit (Delta), Fort Lauderdale (Spirit), Miami (American), Minneapolis (Delta), New York–JFK (Delta, JetBlue), New York–Newark (United), Orlando (JetBlue), Philadelphia (American), and Washington Dulles (United). However, not all airlines fly to all the destinations in the D.R., and some flights connect in San Juan or airports throughout the United States. Many visitors fly nonstop on charter flights direct from the U.S. East Coast and Midwest, particularly into Punta Cana; these charters are part of a package and can be booked only through a travel agent.
LIAT also flies between Antigua and Santo Domingo, and Air Antilles Express flies to Santo Domingo and Punta Cana from several Caribbean destinations. Air Caraïbes flies to Santo Domingo from the French Antilles. Alas, there are no regularly scheduled domestic flights, just charters.
Airport Transfers: If you book a package through a travel agent or vacation provider, your airport transfer will almost certainly be included. If you book independently, you will have to take a taxi, rent a car, or hire a private driver-guide. DominicanShuttles.com offers drivers and private transfers in addition to scheduling domestic airline flights and excursions.
Cibao International Airport. Santiago, Santiago. www.aeropuertocibao.com.do.
El Catey International Airport. Samaná, Samaná.
Gregorio Luperón International Airport. Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata. www.puerto-plata-airport.com.
La Isabella International Airport. Higuero, Santo Domingo, Nacional. .
La Romana/Casa de Campo International Airport. La Romana, La Romana. romanaairport.com.
Las Américas International Airport. Santo Domingo, Nacional.
Punta Cana International Airport. Punta Cana, San Juan. www.puntacanainternationalairport.com.
Air Antilles Express. 809/688–6661; 809/560–0168; www.flyairantilles.com.
Air Caraïbes. 809/621–8888; 0590/82–47–00; 0820/83--58--35; www.aircaraibes.com.
American Airlines. 809/959–2420; 800/433–7300; 800/222–2377; 809/200–5151; 809/542–5151; www.aa.com.
Delta. 809/955–1500; 800/221–1212; www.delta.com.
JetBlue. 809/200–9898; 800/538–2583; www.jetblue.com.
LIAT. 809/621–8888; 888/844–5428; 809/549–2036; www.liatairline.com.
Southwest. 800/435–9792; www.southwest.com.
Spirit Airlines. 829/946--5957; 849/937--0808; 801/401–2222; www.spirit.com.
United. 809/262–1060; 800/864–8331; www.united.com.
Domestic Charter Airlines
Air Century. La Isabella International Dr. Joaquin Balaguer, Av. Presidente Antonio Guzmán Fernández, Santo Domingo, Nacional. 809/826–4333; 305/677–9641 ; www.aircentury.com.
DominicanShuttles.com. Torre Empresarial Forum, Av. 27 de Febrero at Av. Privada, Santo Domingo, Nacional, 10305. 809/931–4073; 829/410–3326; www.dominicanshuttles.com.
Helidosa Helicopters. Punta Cana International Airport, Punta Cana, San Juan. 809/552–6069; www.helidosa.com.