PAWA Dominicana

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Pawa Dominicana
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2003
Commenced operations August 14, 2015 (2015-08-14)
Hubs Las Américas International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Preference
Alliance Aserca Airlines / SBA Airlines
Fleet size 7 (+9)
Destinations 9
Company slogan Nuestro Orgullo Vuela Mas Alto (Our Pride Flies Higher)
Headquarters Santo Domingo
Key people Simeon Garcia - CEO


PAWA Dominicana (Pan Am World Airways Dominicana) is the international flag carrier of the Dominican Republic. It was created as a subsidiary airline for Pan American Airways. This airline has scheduled flights between Santo Domingo and other Caribbean and US destinations. It's based at Santo Domingo-Las Americas.


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, Curaçao 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,[1] 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 14, 2015.


A PAWA Dominicana DC-9-32 wearing the former livery

PAWA Dominicana authority includes international Charter services and schedule services to Antigua, Aruba, Curaçao, Havana, San Juan and St. Maarten from Santo Domingo HUB with several flights a week on MD80 and DC9. PWD will be adding flights to New York and 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 Miami, New York and San Juan.

A PAWA Dominicana MD-80 in current livery on approach to Princess Juliana International Airport


[Hub] Base and Hub
[F] Future destination
[S] Seasonal
¤ Charter
# Terminated destination
City Country IATA ICAO Airport Refs/Notes
Havana  Cuba HAV MUHA José Martí International Airport
Miami  United States MIA KMIA Miami International Airport
Oranjestad  Aruba AUA TNCA Queen Beatrix International Airport
Philipsburg  Sint Maarten SXM TNCM Princess Juliana International Airport
Port-au-Prince  Haiti PAP MTPP Toussaint Louverture International Airport
San Juan  Puerto Rico SJU TJSJ Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport
Santo Domingo  Dominican Republic SDQ MDSD Las Americas International Airport
St. John's  Antigua and Barbuda ANU TAPA V. C. Bird International Airport
Willemstad  Curaçao CUR TNCC Hato International Airport
New York City  United States JFK KJFK John F. Kennedy International Airport TBA

Codeshare agreements[edit]

PAWA has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:


Currently operated[edit]

As of September 9, 2016, the PAWA Dominicana fleet consists of the following aircraft:

Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Notes
Boeing 757-200 2 188 Coming from SBA Airlines
Canadair CRJ 200 6 50
Douglas DC-9-32 1 100 Being Retired Summer 2017 by the MD-87
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 1 160 HI914
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 4 160
McDonnell Douglas MD-87 1 1 109
Total 7 9

Previously operated[edit]

Over the years, PAWA Dominicana operated the following types:

Aircraft Total Notes
BAe Jetstream 31 2
Douglas DC-9-32 3 Retired/Replaced by MD-87 and CRJ 200


  1. ^ CH-Aviation (November 21, 2008). "PAWA Dominicana hubs and airline details". Retrieved 2009-02-24. 

Junta de Aviación Civil de la República Dominicana (JAC). Instituto Dominicano de Aviación Civil de la República Dominicana (IDAC).

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