TRAVEL BY AIR
Dominica is serviced 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 in the north-eastern side of the island, approximately one hour from the city, features a longer runway and updated terminal. Canefield Airport is 15 minutes from the capital city of Roseau and has a shorter runway, only 3,100ft long. Regular commercial airline service into Canefield has resumed as of January 2016. .
International flights from US and Europe are connected to the island through hubs in Antigua (ANU), Barbados (BGI), St. Maarten (SXM), Puerto Rico (SJU), Guadeloupe (PTP) and as of December 17, 2016 from Martinique (FDF).
Leeward Island Air Transport (LIAT) offers direct connections from ANU, BGI, and PTP as well as other connecting flights across their 22 island network into Douglas-Charles Airport. LIAT has partnerships with JetBlue and British Airways allowing travellers to book Dominica directly through these carriers.
Windward Islands Airways (WINAIR) has scheduled ATR service between Guadeloupe (PTP) and Douglas-Charles Airport and onwards to St. Maarten (SXM) continuing to Puerto Rico (SJU). This service operates 4 times weekly – Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. On January 7, 2016 WINAIR expanded its service to Dominica with 3 times weekly service between St. Maarten (SXM) and Canefield Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays using its Twin Otters. The most recent addition is a Winair service from ANU to DCF except in December through February when daylight necessitates that change. WINAIR has interline e-ticketing agreements with multiple airlines including United, Air Caraibes, Air France, British Airways, and KLM.
Air Antilles (www.airantilles.com) operates ATR service between Guadeloupe (PTP) and Douglas Charles Airport and onwards to St. Maarten (SXM) and Puerto Rico (SJU) in cooperation with WINAIR (on the schedule mentioned above). From December 17, 2016 Air Antilles will operate twice weekly ATR service between Martinique (FDF) and Douglas Charles Airport. This service is to operate on Mondays and Saturdays departing Douglas Charles Airport at 5:45PM to arrive in Martinique (FDF) at 6:15PM; the return leg departs Martinique at 6:40PM arriving at Douglas Charles at 7:10PM then goes onward to Guadeloupe (PTP). Air Antilles has interline and codeshare agreements with Air France allowing travellers to book their flights to Dominica directly through the carrier.
Seaborne Airlinesprovides daily service into Douglas-Charles Airport from Puerto Rico. The airline has a code share agreements with American Airlines, Delta, and JetBlue allowing travellers to book their flights to Dominica directly through these carriers.
There are various scheduled charter carriers serving Dominica, so check in often to see what new services are available.
A word about travel research and booking: Airlines with scheduled service to Dominica are listed on the GDS, and therefore you can book online or through a travel agent. However, not all options are listed and as a result you will need to book directly with them. Click here to determine the best way to get to Dominica from wherever you are.
AIRLINES SERVICING DOMINICA
TRAVEL BY SEA
300-seat and 400-seat catamarans operated by L'Express des Îles ferries passengers between Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Lucia.
L'Express des Îles
0825 35 9000 (from FWI)
+ 33 (596) 596 42 04 05
Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors arrive on the island from cruise ships berthed at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth, Woodbridge Bay, and Cabrits Cruise Ship Berth.
Captains of yachts and sailboats can also anchor their private yacht at any of the island's official ports, but they should check in with customs and immigration on arrival. Information on the clearing processes yachts and small pleasure vessels can be found here.
Mooring craft in what is designated a marine reserve or protected area is prohibited. The Scott’s Head/Soufrière Bay area in the south-west of the island is a marine reserve and is off limits for mooring of yachts and vessels. A special permit must be obtained for movement of craft from one location to the other.
WHERE IS DOMINICA?
Dominica sits midway along the Eastern Caribbean archipelago, just a few miles from Martinique to the south and Guadeloupe to the north. Learn more
Click on the map below for a larger view of Dominica's location within the Caribbean.