Dominica is served by two airports: Douglas-Charles (DOM), formerly known as Melville Hall, and Canefield (DCF) Airports. Most visitors to Dominica will arrive through Douglas-Charles, the larger of the two airports. Douglas-Charles, located on the northeastern side of the island, approximately one hour from the city, features a longer runway and an updated terminal. Canefield Airport is 15 minutes from the capital city of Roseau and has a shorter runway, measuring 3,100 feet.
The journey starts here, Dominica!
American Airlines flies directly from Miami International Airport to Douglas-Charles Airport in Dominica. International flights from Europe are connected to the island through hubs in Antigua (ANU), Barbados (BGI), Martinique (FDF), St. Maarten (SXM), Puerto Rico (SJU), Guadeloupe (PTP), and Trinidad (POS).
Together with regional partner American Eagle, American Airlines offers an average of nearly 6,700 flights daily to 350 destinations in 50 countries. They are a founding member of the OneWorld® Alliance, whose members and members-elect offer nearly 14,250 flights daily to 1,000 destinations in 150 countries. American Eagle is a network of six regional carriers that operate under a codeshare and service agreement with American. Together, they operate 3,400 daily flights to 240 destinations in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, and Mexico. Learn more about what’s happening at American by visiting news.aa.com and connecting with American on Twitter at @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.
From the United States and Canada, getting here is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
- Make a one-stop connection from up to 42 cities in North America served by American Airlines to Miami International Airport.
- Take a direct American Airlines flight from Miami International Airport to Dominica.
- American Airlines currently offers daily non-stop flights to Dominica on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
- Make a one-stop connection through San Juan, Puerto Rico, into Dominica from Mondays to Sundays. Or connect through other Caribbean hubs, including Barbados (BGI), Trinidad & Tobago (POS), Antigua (ANU), St. Maarten (SXM), and several others.
Other major airlines from the United States and Canada will connect through one of the hubs listed above.
There are several airlines that connect to Dominica from hubs in the Caribbean. Some have agreements with major airlines that allow you to book a single ticket and check your luggage to your final destination. Check with the airlines to see if they have these agreements or if you need to book separate tickets.
Caribbean Airlines has the largest network in the region and offers non-stop service to and from Dominica to Barbados, Trinidad, and Puerto Rico, which facilitates easy onward connections to regional and international destinations including New York, Miami, the United Kingdom, Toronto, and Guyana. Caribbean Airlines Flight BW202 BGI-DOM will no longer operate on November 16th.
interCaribbean Airways is an airline that offers scheduled passenger flights around the Caribbean and also offers charter flights to Caribbean destinations. The airline flies to more than 20 destinations across more than 10 Caribbean islands, including locations within Antigua, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. They have an interline agreement with British Airways from the UK, affording greater convenience.
Leeward Island Air Transport (LIAT) offers direct connections from Antigua and Barbados and other connecting flights across their nine-island network into Douglas-Charles Airport.
Windward Islands Airways (WINAIR) has scheduled service between Douglas-Charles Airport (DOM) and onward to St. Maarten (SXM) and Antigua (ANU). WINAIR has interline e-ticketing agreements with multiple airlines, including United, Air Caraibes, Air France, British Airways, and KLM.
Air Sunshine offers service to and from Douglas-Charles Airport (DOM), St. Thomas (STT), San Juan (SJU), St. Maarten (SXM), Nevis (NEV), and Anguilla (AXA) on a regular basis and other destinations on demand.
Silver Airways operates two daily flights from Puerto Rico (SJU) to Douglas-Charles Airport (DOM) on Tuesdays through Sundays. The airline has codeshare agreements with American Airlines, Delta, and JetBlue, allowing travelers to book their flights to Dominica directly through these carriers. Book via Silver Airways.
A word about travel research and booking:
You can book flights online or through a travel agent. There are also non-scheduled flights to Dominica that are not visible to you in your normal online search, so you might want to consider booking directly with the airline or using the services of a travel agent.
Tips on Booking to Dominica:
Start with the flight from one of the hubs of San Juan (SJU), St. Maarten (SXM), Antigua (ANU), Guadeloupe (PTP), Barbados (BGI), St. Lucia (SLU), and Trinidad (POS) to understand the connecting options into Dominica; then work from your originating city to make a connection to Dominica at the hub. In some cases, with interline and codeshare agreements, you will be able to make the booking on the airline or online travel agent site, but in other cases, you will need to inform your travel agent of the hub and airline options for them to make the booking.
Dominica: 1 833 522 4762
USA/Canada: 1 800 920 4225
Other Caribbean: 1 800 744 2225
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NOTE: Airport code and distance from Roseau, the capital city: Douglas-Charles (DOM) approximately 1 hour 20 minutes from Roseau Canefield Airport (DCF) approximately 15 minutes from Roseau.
Many people remain confused over the baggage allowance requirements for traveling to Dominica. The following is information that you must adhere to so as to ensure your travel to and departure from Dominica is hassle-free:
When traveling to and from Dominica, travelers should verify the baggage allowances with each of their airlines to determine terms and conditions for the following:
- Checked bags' total weight allowance including the not to exceed the weight
- Number of carryon bags allowed and weight limitation
- Allowances for oversized and excess baggage
- Overweight and extra baggage fees if applicable
- Very often at the point of departure from the U.S., these restrictions are often overlooked by the airline check-in agent. The restrictions are not overlooked upon departure from Dominica partly because the planes used to travel to Dominica while comfortable for the traveler may have limited cargo space and weight restrictions.
Changes to Travel Requirements
Dominica wants to ensure that your travels to Nature Island are hassle-free. Due to changes made by the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security, there are some changes in international travel requirements that you must be aware of and adhere to. All travelers, including U.S. citizens to and from the Americas, the Caribbean, and Bermuda, will be required to have a valid passport or other accepted document that establishes identity and nationality to enter and re-enter the United States.
For information on applying for a passport to visit Dominica, U.S. citizens may visit www.travel.state.gov or call the National Passport Information Center toll-free at 1-877-4USA-PPT or TDD/TYY: 1.888.874.7793. Foreign nationals should contact their respective.
View the latest Travel Protocols here