PAWA Dominicana

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Pan Am World Airways Dominicana, C x A. dba PAWA Dominicana
Pan Am World Airways Dominicana (logo).jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2003
Hubs Las Américas International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Privilege
Alliance Aserca Airlines / SBA Airlines
Fleet size 10
Destinations 6
Company slogan Las Alas de la Republica Dominicana!
Headquarters Santo Domingo
Key people Alexander Barrios - President

PAWA Dominicana (Pan Am World Airways Dominicana) is the national and international flag carrier of the Dominican Republic. It was created as a subsidiary airline for Pan American Airways. This airline had scheduled flights between the Dominican Republic, Curaçao, St.Maarten, Aruba and other Caribbean destinations in 2012. Its based at Santo Domingo-Las Americas. The airline re-secured its Air Operator Certificate in May 2015 and resumed scheduled services on August 15th, 2015.[1]


Pan Am World Airways Dominicana is a Dominican airline based in Santo Domingo-Las Americas. It has some charter flights to other Caribbean islands, but the majority of flights are to, Aruba, Curazao and Saint Maarten. It's a Dominican airline under Part 121 actually operating in the Dominican Republic, since May 2007.

PAWA Dominicana's hub is in Santo Domingo-Las Americas Intl Airport,[2] where the airline operates and maintains its fleet.

On June 4, 2010 the company was purchased by a group of airlines professionals and they appointed Mrs. Mirtha Espada as the company's President.

On February 2012 the airline ceased temporarily scheduled services and maintains operating of charter services. On March 2012 the company appointed Mr. Hector Gomez President with the task of re-orienting the company, and also calling back the former company's founder and owner as part of the organization.

The airline secured its Air Operator Certificate in mid-October 2014 and started services using 4 MD80. Started flights on August 14th, 2015.


DC-9-32 PAWA Dominicana Ex N949N now HI-869

PAWA Dominicana authority includes international Charter services and schedule services to Curaçao, Aruba, St.Maarten, Havana and Antigua from Santo Domingo HUB with several flights a week on MD80 and DC9. PWD will be adding flights to New York, San Juan, Miami and other Caribbean Islands very soon to make SDQ the HUB of the caribbean. In the future PWD is planning flights from Santiago and Punta Cana to New York and San Juan. PAWA Dominicana's future plans also include possibilities to acquire 1 Boeing 767-300 aircraft for long-range flights to Madrid and South America.


Aruba, St. Maarten, Curaçao, Antigua (via SXM), Havana


PAWA Dominicana's fleet as of January 15, 2016

PAWA Dominicana fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers Notes
B757-200 1 188 Maintenance in MEX
DC-9-32 2 100 1 Active
MD-82 1 160 Active
MD-83 5 160 2 Active
MD-87 2 109 1 Active


  1. ^ Airliner World: 15. December 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ CH-Aviation (November 21, 2008). "PAWA Dominicana hubs and airline details". Retrieved 2009-02-24. 

Junta de Aviacion Civil de la Republica Dominicana (JAC). Instituto Dominicano de Aviacion Civil de la Republica Dominicana (IDAC).

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