Air Dominicana

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Air Dominicana
AirDominicanaLog.jpg
IATA
ED
ICAO
RDO
Callsign
AIRDOM
Founded 9 May 2007
Ceased operations 21 September 2009
Hubs Las Américas International Airport
Fleet size 0
Destinations 3 was planned
Parent company Air Europa
Headquarters Santo Domingo
Key people Juan José Hidalgo (President)
Website airdominicana.com.do/

Air Dominicana was the flag carrier airline for the Dominican Republic. It planned to begin operations in October 2009 using a Boeing 737-400 aircraft with daily services to New York and Miami. A second Boeing 737 was due to join the fleet later.[1] Its headquarters were on the fourth floor of the Air Europa building in Santo Domingo.[2]

History[edit]

Air Dominicana was incorporated on 9 May 2007 in Santo Domingo with a capital of US$10 million. On 15 December 2008, the US Department of Transportation issued an FAA license which granted Air Dominicana the right to operate flights to the United States.

The airline was expected to begin its operations in May 2008 with a Boeing 737-300, but the launch date was postponed several times until 16 October 2009. Originally Punta Cana International Airport was supposed to be Air Dominicana's hub, but this was later switched to Las Américas International Airport in Santo Domingo.

Ownership[edit]

Air Dominicana was owned by Air Europa with the Dominican Government as a minority partner. Originally, Dominicana Air was also owned by Futura International Airways until the airline failed to re-finance itself therefor ceasing operations on 8 September 2008. Air Europa was expected to take the remaining shares which Futura left behind. This deal never came into being, which might have been a reason for the subsequent bankruptcy.

Destinations[edit]

Air Dominicana planned to launch services with flights to Miami and New York City from Santo Domingo.

Fleet[edit]

The Air Dominicana fleet consisted of the following aircraft (at 1 October 2010):[3]

Air Dominicana Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-300 1 0 148 Returned
Boeing 737-400 1 0 156 Returned

The average fleet age of the Air Dominicana fleet was 21.4 years (at 1 October 2010).

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Italian) Report on Air Dominicana
  2. ^ Home. Air Dominicana. July 10, 2008. Retrieved on November 9, 2012. "Oficinas en Avenida Roberto Pastoriza, 158 Edificio Air Europa, 4º Piso"
  3. ^ Air Dominicana Fleet

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