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Dominican Republic is a republic of the West Indies, comprising the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola. The country is bordered on the north by the Atlantic Ocean, on the east by the Mona Passage, which separates it from Puerto Rico, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by Haiti. The Dominican Republic has an extreme length in an east to west direction of about 380 km (about 235 mi) and a maximum width, in the west, of about 265 km (about 165 mi). The frontier with Haiti is some 315 km (some 195 mi) long. The area is 48,400 sq km (18,700 sq mi). A number of adjacent islands, among them Beata and Saona, are possessions of the Dominican Republic. Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic as well as its largest city
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September 1, 2016Sky High Aviation Services received its AOC by the FAA in Oct2012 [added]
February 9, 2016Dominican Wings commenced revenue operations with its first commercial flight (Santo Domingo Las Américas-Port of Spain) on 05Feb2016 [status change]
January 18, 2016PAWA Dominica resumed operations in 2014 [status change]

Airline

Operating DatesStatus
ACSA (Air Century)

1991 - date

Active

^ Comments : ACSA (Air Century) was founded by Captain and Pilot Omar Chahin. Commenced operations in Santo Domingo on 21Jun1991

^ Genealogy :  

ADSA (Aerolineas Dominicanas SA)

1978* - 2001*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aereos Santo Domingo

2007* - 2008*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aero Continente Dominicana

2002 - 2004

Inactive

^ Comments : Aero Continente Dominicana was founded in 2002

^ Genealogy :  

Aero de Dominicana

(2004)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aero Inter

2006* - 2008*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerochago Airlines

1983 - 2006

Inactive

^ Comments : Aerochago was founded in 1973 & began operations in 1974 as Aerotours Dominicano

^ Genealogy : Aerotours Dominicano >Aerochago

AeroDomca (Aeronaves Dominicana)

1980 - date

Active

^ Comments : AeroDomca was formed & started operations in 1980

^ Genealogy :  

Aerolineas Argo

1989* - 1989*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerolíneas Mas

2005 - date

Active

^ Comments : Aerolíneas Mas was founded in 2005 & started operations as a charter airline

^ Genealogy :  

Aerolineas Santo Domingo

2002* - 2002*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aeromar Airlines

1968 - 2003

Inactive

^ Comments : Aeromar Airlines was formed in 1968 as a scheduled and charter, international passenger and cargo carrier operating out of Santa Domingo. Ceased operations late 2003

^ Genealogy :  

Aeronaves Borinquena

**** - ****

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aeronaves Queen (Queen Air)

1998* - 2004

Inactive

^ Comments : Aeronaves Queen was founded in 1998 and closed in 2004

^ Genealogy :  

Aerorental Cargo del Caribe

1986 - 1989*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerotim Cargo

1991* - 1994

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerotours Dominicano

1974 - 1983

Renamed

^ Comments : Aerochago was founded in 1973 & began operations in 1974 as Aerotours Dominicano

^ Genealogy : Aerotours Dominicano >Aerochago

Aerovias Nacionales Quisqueyanas

1962* - 1963

Renamed

^ Comments : Aerovias Quisqueyanas was founded in 1962 as Aerovias Nacionales Quisqueyanas

^ Genealogy : Aerovias Nacionales Quisqueyanas >Aerovias Quisqueyanas

Aerovias Quisqueyanas

1963 - 1978

Inactive

^ Comments : Aerovias Quisqueyanas was founded in 1962 as Aerovias Nacionales Quisqueyanas

^ Genealogy : Aerovias Nacionales Quisqueyanas >Aerovias Quisqueyanas

Agro Air International Dominicana

1989* - 2001

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Ambar (Amber Air)

1996* - 1996

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Atlantic Dominicana

1998* - 1998*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Dominicana

2008 - 2009

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Dominicana was founded on 09May2007. Started operations on 16Oct2008 & ceased on 21Sep2009. Initially as charter carrier, with plans for scheduled services. Flag carrier

^ Genealogy :  

Air Inter Island

2003 - date

Active

^ Comments : Air Inter Island was founded 15Aug2003 by Martin Maldonado Frómeta

^ Genealogy :  

Air Santo Domingo

1996 - 2005

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Santo Domingo was founded in 1996. Merged with Servicios Aéreos Profesionales

^ Genealogy : Air Santo Domingo >>SAPAIR (Servicios Aereos Profesionales)

Alas del Caribe

1967 - 1979*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ALAS Nacionales

1996* - 1996

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

AMSA (Aerolineas Mundo SA)

1986 - 1992*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : AMSA

Antillana de Navigacion Aerea

1989* - 1990

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Antillas Air Cargo

1991* - 1998*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Antillas Air Cargo

1992* - 1993

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

APA International Air

1980* - 1999

Inactive

^ Comments : APA International Air was founded in 1980

^ Genealogy :  

Apair

(****)

Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Argo

1971* - 1987*

Inactive

^ Comments : Argo was founded in 1971

^ Genealogy :  

AT Air Taxi

2004* - 2006*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ATI (Alas de Transporte Internacional)

1987* - 1993

Inactive

^ Comments : ATI (Alas de Transporte Internacional) was formed in 1987

^ Genealogy :  

CAD (Carga Aerea Dominicana)

1978* - 1979*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Caribair

1962 - 2009

Inactive

^ Comments : The Dominican Civil Aviation Institute suspends Caribair from operating for "operational irregularities on 20Jan2009

^ Genealogy :  

Caribbean Air Service

1991* - 1999**

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Caribe Air Cargo

1992* - 1992*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CDA (Compania Dominicana de Aviacion)

1975* - 1991*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Domaire SA

**** - ****

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Dominair (Aerolineas Dominicanas)

1974 - 2004*

Inactive

^ Comments : Dominair was founded in 1974

^ Genealogy :  

Dominican Wings

2016 - date

Active

^ Comments : Dominican Wings commenced revenue operations with its first commercial flight (Santo Domingo Las Américas-Port of Spain) on 05Feb2016

^ Genealogy :  

Dominicana de Aviacion

1944 - 1995

Inactive

^ Comments : Dominicana de Aviacion was founded in 1944 as the flag carrier of the Dominican Republic

^ Genealogy :  

Gol Dominicana

(2014)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Helidosa

2001 - date

Active

^ Comments : Helidosa is the largest helicopter company in the Dominican Republic. Its official operations began in Jun2001

^ Genealogy :  

Hispaniola Airways

1981* - 2000

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Inair (International Air)

1982* - 1986

Inactive

^ Comments : Inair (International Air) was formed in 1982

^ Genealogy :  

LanDominicana

2003 - 2005

Renamed

^ Comments : LanDominicana was established in May2003 and started operations on 16Jun2003

^ Genealogy : Líneas Aéreas Nacionales de Navegación Dominicana SA >LanDominicana >>LAN Airlines

Líneas Aéreas Nacionales de Navegación Dominicana SA

2000* - 2003

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Líneas Aéreas Nacionales de Navegación Dominicana SA >LanDominicana >>LAN Airlines

Merengue Airlines Dominicana

(2010*)

Began?

^ Comments : World Merengue Airways, formerly known as Merengue Airlines Dominicana, is a proposed airline of the Dominican Republic, which was planned to be based at Las Americas International Airport, offering scheduled flights within the Caribbean and to the United States. Neither airline started operations

^ Genealogy : Merengue Airlines Dominicana >World Merengue Airways

Pan Am World Airways Dominicana

2003* - 2012

Renamed

^ Comments : Pan Am World Airways Dominicana was formed in 2003 & was renamed to PAWA Dominica on 23Mar2012

^ Genealogy : Pan Am World Airways Dominicana >PAWA Dominica

PAWA Dominica

2012 - date

Active

^ Comments : PAWA Dominica traded until 23Mar2012 as Pan Am Dominicana. Has resumed commercial operations following three years of inactivity

^ Genealogy : Pan Am World Airways Dominicana >PAWA Dominica

Queen Air

1999* - 2003*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SAPAIR (Servicios Aereos Profesionales)

1981 - date

Active

^ Comments : SAPAIR was formed in 1981

^ Genealogy :  

Sky High Aviation Services

2012* - date

Active

^ Comments : Sky High Aviation Services received its AOC by the FAA in Oct2012

^ Genealogy :  

Sol Airlines (Sol Dominicana Airlines)

2008 - 2009

Inactive

^ Comments : Sol Airlines (Sol Dominicana Airlines) was founded in 2007. Operated charter flights from the Dominican Republic to Mexico, Canada, U.S., South America, Germany and Spain

^ Genealogy :  

Sun Airways

(****)

Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Taino Airlines (Taino Airways) (Taino Tours)

1977 - 2006*

Inactive

^ Comments : Taino Airlines was founded in 1977

^ Genealogy :  

TALSA (Transporte Aereo Latinoamericanos)

1991 - 1991

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TRADO (Trans Dominican Airways)

1977* - 2001*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transcarga Dominicana

(2014)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transportes Aereas Dominicano*

1989* - 1989*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Victoria Air

1991* - 1991*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Viva Dominicana

(2003)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Volair

2004* - 2006*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

West Indian Aerial Express

1927 - 1928

Inactive

^ Comments : West Indian Aerial Express started with mail contracts and began scheduled services in late 1927. Assets were sold to a holding company & absorbed by Pan Am.

^ Genealogy : West Indian Aerial Express +>PanAm

World Merengue Airways

(2011)

Began?

^ Comments : World Merengue Airways, formerly known as Merengue Airlines Dominicana, is a proposed airline of the Dominican Republic, which was planned to be based at Las Americas International Airport, offering scheduled flights within the Caribbean and to the United States. Neither airline started operations

^ Genealogy : Merengue Airlines Dominicana >World Merengue Airways

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