Air Inter Island

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Líneas Aéreas Inter Islas, S.R.L.,[1] doing business as Air Inter Island, is a Dominican Republic-based air carrier that operates domestics and international flights in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

History[edit]

Líneas Aéreas Inter Islas, S.R.L. (Air Inter Island) is a Punta Cana based company providing air services in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The airline was founded August 15, 2003 by Martin Maldonado Frómeta, a former Eastern and Continental Airlines executive, with experience in the regional airline business. The companies first aircraft, a Britten Norman Islander, series BN-2A-8 was purchased on June 8, 2003 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and ferried the next day to the company’s home base Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic via intermediate stops in Exuma, Bahamas and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The aircraft was one of three initially ordered and delivered to Munz Northern Airlines of Alaska and named "KIANA", having been flown and maintained on an FAA Part 135 United States certificate its entire operating life. The company operates as an "on-demand" charter airline serving the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The airline's main route is a daily service between Punta Cana and Samana (Arroyo Barril Airport). On November 27, 2009, Ait Inter Island received its AOC (Airline Operating Certificate) from the Instituto Dominicano de Aviacion Civil-IDAC.

Phase two will usher the company to a new and greater challenge with the introduction of daily scheduled nonstops from La Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo to Punta Cana, and from Punta Cana to Santiago and Puerto Plata. Other flights are planned to small niche city pairs, with little to no air service or airline competition such as Cabo Rojo (Pedernales), continuing the 100th year old tradition of air service in the Dominican Republic. Air Inter Island plans to stay off the trunk carrier's markets and provide service in sectors that are compatible with a fleet of 9 passenger aircraft. The introduction in the future of turboprop aircraft will allow the airline to operate point-to-point service to, unserved, far and away markets like Grand Turk, in the Turks and Caicos Islands, B.W.I. and Kingston, Jamaica.

Hubs[edit]

Air Inter Island's main base is at Punta Cana International Airport in Punta Cana, Higuey.

Destinations[edit]

Currently only offering charter-on-demand in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Fleet[edit]

  • 1 Piper Cherokee Six
  • 1 Britten Norman BN-2A-8 (started March 27, 2013 on dry lease to Sky High Aviation Services S.R.L.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us." Air Inter Island. Retrieved on January 15, 2012.

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