Flycana

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flycana
Dominican WingsLogo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
DWI DOMINICAN
Founded2014
Commenced operationsMay 2015
Operating basesLas Américas International Airport
Fleet size1
HeadquartersSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic
Key peopleVictor Miguel Pacheco Mendez, Founder, Frederik Jacobsen, President & CEO
Websiteflycana.com

Flycana previously Dominican Wings is a Low Cost airline based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.[1]

History[edit]

In late 2014, Dominican Wings received its AOC from the Dominican Republic's civil aviation authority and planned to offer charter flights between the Dominican Republic to Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago and Argentina for and on behalf of tour operators.[2] Its first aircraft, an Airbus A320, was delivered on 3 May 2015.[3]

On June 28, 2017 Avion Express announced that it has sold its 65% stake in Dominican Wings to the President of the company, Mr. Victor Pacheco who took complete control of the airline.[4]

In early 2018, it was announced that the airline had transition from charter operations to schedules low cost flights. The airline stated it had invested $60 million into its relaunch as an ultra-low-cost carrier. Operationally, it will employ at least one A320-200 on flights throughout the Caribbean.[5]

In May 2018, the airline announced it would re brand to flycana and would operate as a low-cost carrier offering flights throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.[6]

In February 2019, flycana announced it had signed an agreement with Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI over the use of Santo Domingo Las Américas International Airport as a base. The start-up said in a statement that it was currently in the process of finalising an investment of USD80 million ahead of a planned launch during the last quarter of the year.[7]

Destinations[edit]

The airline has yet to announce its base and initial routes

Fleet[edit]

Airbus A320 in Dominican Wings livery

The flycana fleet consists of the following aircraft as of August 2016:[8]

flycana fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 5 180
Total 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dominican Wings. centreforaviation.com. retrieved 14 April 2015
  2. ^ Dominican Wings secures AOC, Argentina flights to begin shortly. airsoc.com. retrieved 14 April 2015
  3. ^ "Dominican Wings". Airliner World: 13. July 2015.
  4. ^ "Avion Express Sells its Shares in Dominican Wings to the President of the Company". Flyavex. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  5. ^ "Dominican Wings relaunched as a ULCC". ch-aviation.com. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  6. ^ https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/67247-dominican-wings-rebrands-as-flycana-eyes-lcc-niche
  7. ^ https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/75470-dominican-republics-flycana-selects-santo-domingo-base
  8. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 13.

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