Flights to Dominica
Flights to Dominica are impacted by the airport facilities available on the island. To put it bluntly, Dominica being the nature island of the Caribbean had for years carefully controlled its development and unfortunately creating a gateway bearing international standards for the country was never really a priority.
Today flights to Dominica are facilitated by two small airports servicing the island. These are the Canefield Airport, located just a few kilometers north of the capital Roseau and Melville Hall Airport (Shown in pic) located in the heavily forested northeastern end of the island and approximately an hours drive away from Roseau.
Both the Canefield and Melville Hall airports are lacking in many facilities that are standard at an international airport.
Of the two Canefield is more frequently utilized, because of its closeness to the Roseau; but also because the journey from Melville Hall can also be quite an adventure which takes you through steep hills and around some adrenalin pumping winding roads and hairpin turns.
In addition, most accommodation, restaurant and other facilities for tourism are based in Roseau; therefore it is much easier for visitors to the islands of Dominica to fly directly into Roseau, rather than to utilize Melville Hall which is a 24 miles distance away.
Specifically which flights do I go on to get to Dominica?
It is important to note that presently there are no direct flights to Dominica from Europe, the United States and Canada; again because of the small sizes of both the Canefield and Melville Hall airports.
Therefore to fly to the island of Dominica you must get a connecting flight from the nearby islands of St. Lucia, San Juan, Barbados or Antigua.
The Caribbean based air carrier LIAT, is the primary supplier of flights into Dominica; offering daily connecting flights from these islands to both airports.
In recent times Melville Hall airport has improved on its utility as a result of the popular carrier American Eagle offering flights out of San Juan, Puerto Rico directly into that airport.
From the other international carriers mentioned above; British Airways fly directly into the island of Antigua; so too does American airlines. Air France flies directly in Martinique and Guadeloupe.
Other ways to reach Dominica besides flying,
Besides flying, you can also enter Dominica via ferry ride. The nearby islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Lucia all operate a ferry service to and from Roseau, Dominica. The Ferry liner L'Express Des Isles, www.express-des-iles.com [767-448-2181], offers a service to and from all three islands.
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