On March 15, InterCaribbean held its maiden voyage with its ATR aircraft to Dominica. An official ceremony was held to mark the event which included a water cannon welcome symbolic of the inaugural flight of an aircraft to a destination. A delegation from the Dominica Air and Seaports Authority was on hand to meet with the pilots of the ATR aircraft.
InterCaribbean Airways has introduced its ATR 42 – 500 on its Eastern Caribbean route system. In summer, the airline will operate a mix of Embraer 120 (30 seats) and ATR 42 (48 seats) services to Dominica with the ATR 42 replacing the Embraer 120 over time.
The new schedule will include daily flights to Dominica, as well as connections to other destinations, giving travelers the freedom to plan their Caribbean vacations with ease. InterCaribbean will operate multiple daily flights into The Nature Island from St. Lucia and Barbados and depart via direct or one-stop. The number of flights available to passengers will increase from eleven to seventeen each week, improving their ability to visit Dominica.
Additionally, an interline agreement with British Airways (BA) from the UK affords greater convenience to travelers. British Airways connects daily with InterCaribbean Airways at Barbados allowing for same-day connections in both directions between the UK and Dominica. Travelers can book on the BA site or with their travel agents. Should travelers wish to travel on other airlines into Barbados to connect with InterCaribbean onward to Dominica, separate tickets will have to be booked online or via a travel agent.
Similarly, passengers originating in the United States and Canada on American Airlines, JetBlue, United Airlines, Air Canada, or WestJet can also connect to and from Dominica in Barbados on InterCaribbean. Travelers will need to book separate tickets (origin city to Barbados) and (Barbados to Dominica) online or by contacting a travel agent.