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Dominican Republic is a republic of the West Indies, comprising the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola. The country is bordered on the north by the Atlantic Ocean, on the east by the Mona Passage, which separates it from Puerto Rico, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by Haiti. The Dominican Republic has an extreme length in an east to west direction of about 380 km (about 235 mi) and a maximum width, in the west, of about 265 km (about 165 mi). The frontier with Haiti is some 315 km (some 195 mi) long. The area is 48,400 sq km (18,700 sq mi). A number of adjacent islands, among them Beata and Saona, are possessions of the Dominican Republic. Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic as well as its largest city
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December 26, 2016

AVA Airways (Dominican Republic) hope to secure its AOC and launch during the first half of 2017 [added]

September 1, 2016

Sky High Aviation Services received its AOC by the FAA in Oct2012 [added]

February 9, 2016

Dominican Wings commenced revenue operations with its first commercial flight (Santo Domingo Las Américas-Port of Spain) on 05Feb2016 [status change]

Airline Status Operating Dates
ACSA (Air Century)   

Active

1991 - date

^ Comments : ACSA (Air Century) was founded by Captain and Pilot Omar Chahin. Commenced operations in Santo Domingo on 21Jun1991

^ Genealogy :  

ADSA (Aerolineas Dominicanas SA)  updated

Inactive

1978* - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aero Continente Dominicana   

Inactive

2002 - 2004

^ Comments : Aero Continente Dominicana was founded in 2002

^ Genealogy :  

Aero de Dominicana   

Not started

(2004)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aero Inter   

Unsure

2006* - 2008*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerochago Airlines   

Inactive

1983 - 2006

^ Comments : Aerochago was founded in 1973 & began operations in 1974 as Aerotours Dominicano

^ Genealogy : Aerotours Dominicano >Aerochago

AeroDomca (Aeronaves Dominicana)   

Active

1980 - date

^ Comments : AeroDomca was formed & started operations in 1980

^ Genealogy :  

Aerolineas Argo   

Inactive

1989* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerolíneas Mas   

Active

2005 - date

^ Comments : Aerolíneas Mas was founded in 2005 & started operations as a charter airline

^ Genealogy :  

Aeromar Airlines   

Inactive

1968 - 2003

^ Comments : Aeromar Airlines was formed in 1968 as a scheduled and charter, international passenger and cargo carrier operating out of Santa Domingo. Ceased operations late 2003

^ Genealogy :  

Aeronaves Borinquena   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aeronaves Queen (Queen Air)   

Inactive

1998* - 2004

^ Comments : Aeronaves Queen was founded in 1998 and closed in 2004

^ Genealogy :  

Aerorental Cargo del Caribe   

Unsure

1986 - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerotim Cargo   

Unsure

1991* - 1994

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerotours Dominicano   

Renamed

1974 - 1983

^ Comments : Aerochago was founded in 1973 & began operations in 1974 as Aerotours Dominicano

^ Genealogy : Aerotours Dominicano >Aerochago

Aerovias Nacionales Quisqueyanas   

Renamed

1962* - 1963

^ Comments : Aerovias Quisqueyanas was founded in 1962 as Aerovias Nacionales Quisqueyanas

^ Genealogy : Aerovias Nacionales Quisqueyanas >Aerovias Quisqueyanas

Aerovias Quisqueyanas   

Inactive

1963 - 1978

^ Comments : Aerovias Quisqueyanas was founded in 1962 as Aerovias Nacionales Quisqueyanas

^ Genealogy : Aerovias Nacionales Quisqueyanas >Aerovias Quisqueyanas

Agro Air International Dominicana   

Inactive

1989* - 2001

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Ambar (Amber Air)   

Inactive

1996* - 1996

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Atlantic Dominicana   

Inactive

1998* - 1998*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Dominicana   

Inactive

2008 - 2009

^ Comments : Air Dominicana was founded on 09May2007. Started operations on 16Oct2008 & ceased on 21Sep2009. Initially as charter carrier, with plans for scheduled services. Flag carrier

^ Genealogy :  

Air Inter Island   

Active

2003 - date

^ Comments : Air Inter Island was founded 15Aug2003 by Martin Maldonado Frómeta

^ Genealogy :  

Air Santo Domingo   

Inactive

1996 - 2005

^ Comments : Air Santo Domingo was founded in 1996. Merged with Servicios Aéreos Profesionales

^ Genealogy : Air Santo Domingo >>SAPAIR (Servicios Aereos Profesionales)

Alas del Caribe   

Unsure

1967 - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ALAS Nacionales   

Inactive

1996* - 1996

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

AMSA (Aerolineas Mundo SA)  updated

Inactive

1986 - 1992*

^ Comments : Aerolineas Mundo SA was founded in 1986 and it was first known as AMFS (Air Mar Freight Systems). This airline first began in the early 1980s with a fleet of two C-46s based at San Juan. Once AMSA was founded it relocated to Santo Domingo and incorporated two Super Constellations. Amsa freight operations, to Miami and San Juan, were in direct competition with Aerochago. Both Super Connie’s were lost, one crashed off the coast of Puerto Rico and the other was damaged by a ground incident at Borinquen. Instead Amsa switched to the Douglas DC-7

^ Genealogy : AMFS >AMSA

Antillana de Navigacion Aerea   

Inactive

1989* - 1990

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Antillas Air Cargo   

Unsure

1991* - 1998*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Antillas Air Cargo   

Inactive

1992* - 1993

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

APA International Air   

Inactive

1980* - 1999

^ Comments : APA International Air was founded in 1980

^ Genealogy :  

Apair   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Argo   

Inactive

1971* - 1987*

^ Comments : Argo was founded in 1971

^ Genealogy :  

AT Air Taxi   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ATI (Alas de Transporte Internacional)   

Inactive

1987* - 1993

^ Comments : ATI (Alas de Transporte Internacional) was formed in 1987

^ Genealogy :  

AVA Airways  updated

Planned

2017 >

^ Comments : AVA Airways (Dominican Republic) hope to secure its AOC and launch during the second half of 2017 with flights from Santo Domingo to St. Maarten, Curacao, Jamaica and the US

^ Genealogy :  

CAD (Carga Aerea Dominicana)   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Caribair   

Inactive

1962 - 2009

^ Comments : The Dominican Civil Aviation Institute suspends Caribair from operating for "operational irregularities on 20Jan2009

^ Genealogy :  

Caribbean Air Service   

Inactive

1991* - 1999**

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Caribe Air Cargo   

Unsure

1992* - 1992*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CDA (Compania Dominicana de Aviacion)   

Inactive

1975* - 1991*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Domaire SA   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Dominair (Aerolineas Dominicanas)   

Inactive

1974 - 2004*

^ Comments : Dominair was founded in 1974

^ Genealogy :  

Dominican Wings   

Active

2016 - date

^ Comments : Dominican Wings commenced revenue operations with its first commercial flight (Santo Domingo Las Américas-Port of Spain) on 05Feb2016

^ Genealogy :  

Dominicana de Aviacion   

Inactive

1944 - 1995

^ Comments : Dominicana de Aviacion was founded in 1944 as the flag carrier of the Dominican Republic

^ Genealogy :  

Gol Dominicana   

Not started

(2014)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Helidosa   

Active

2001 - date

^ Comments : Helidosa is the largest helicopter company in the Dominican Republic. Its official operations began in Jun2001

^ Genealogy :  

Hispaniola Airways   

Inactive

1981* - 2000

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Inair (International Air)   

Inactive

1982* - 1986

^ Comments : Inair (International Air) was formed in 1982

^ Genealogy :  

Lan Dominicana  updated

Renamed

2003 - 2005

^ Comments : Lan Dominicana was established in May2003 and started operations on 16Jun2003. It was formerly Líneas Aéreas Nacionales de Navegación Dominicana SA

^ Genealogy : Líneas Aéreas Nacionales de Navegación Dominicana SA >Lan Dominicana >>LAN Airlines

Líneas Aéreas Nacionales de Navegación Dominicana  updated

Renamed

2000* - 2003

^ Comments : Lan Dominicana was established in May2003 and started operations on 16Jun2003. It was formerly Líneas Aéreas Nacionales de Navegación Dominicana SA

^ Genealogy : Líneas Aéreas Nacionales de Navegación Dominicana SA >Lan Dominicana >>LAN Airlines

Merengue Airlines Dominicana   

Not started

(2010*)

^ Comments : World Merengue Airways, formerly known as Merengue Airlines Dominicana, is a proposed airline of the Dominican Republic, which was planned to be based at Las Americas International Airport, offering scheduled flights within the Caribbean and to the United States. Neither airline started operations

^ Genealogy : Merengue Airlines Dominicana >World Merengue Airways

Pan Am World Airways Dominicana   

Renamed

2003* - 2012

^ Comments : Pan Am World Airways Dominicana was formed in 2003 & was renamed to PAWA Dominica on 23Mar2012

^ Genealogy : Pan Am World Airways Dominicana >PAWA Dominica

PAWA Dominica   

Active

2012 - date

^ Comments : PAWA Dominica traded until 23Mar2012 as Pan Am Dominicana. Has resumed commercial operations following three years of inactivity

^ Genealogy : Pan Am World Airways Dominicana >PAWA Dominica

Queen Air  updated

Inactive

1999* - 2003*

^ Comments : Queen Air suspended operations in early 1999 but was purchased by Viva Airlines in late 2002. Believed to have ceased operating

^ Genealogy :  

SAPAIR (Servicios Aereos Profesionales)   

Active

1981 - date

^ Comments : SAPAIR was formed in 1981

^ Genealogy :  

Sky High Aviation Services   

Active

2012* - date

^ Comments : Sky High Aviation Services received its AOC by the FAA in Oct2012

^ Genealogy :  

Sol Airlines (Sol Dominicana Airlines)   

Inactive

2008 - 2009

^ Comments : Sol Airlines (Sol Dominicana Airlines) was founded in 2007. Operated charter flights from the Dominican Republic to Mexico, Canada, U.S., South America, Germany and Spain

^ Genealogy :  

Sun Airways   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Taino Airlines (Taino Airways) (Taino Tours)   

Inactive

1977 - 2006*

^ Comments : Taino Airlines was founded in 1977

^ Genealogy :  

TALSA (Transporte Aereo Latinoamericanos)   

Inactive

1991 - 1991

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TRADO (Trans Dominican Airways)   

Inactive

1977* - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transcarga Dominicana   

Not started

(2014)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transportes Aereas Dominicano*   

Unsure

1989* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Victoria Air   

Unsure

1991* - 1991*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Viva Dominicana   

Not started

(2003)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Volair   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

West Indian Aerial Express   

Inactive

1927 - 1928

^ Comments : West Indian Aerial Express started with mail contracts and began scheduled services in late 1927. Assets were sold to a holding company & absorbed by Pan Am.

^ Genealogy : West Indian Aerial Express +>PanAm

World Merengue Airways   

Not started

(2011)

^ Comments : World Merengue Airways, formerly known as Merengue Airlines Dominicana, is a proposed airline of the Dominican Republic, which was planned to be based at Las Americas International Airport, offering scheduled flights within the Caribbean and to the United States. Neither airline started operations

^ Genealogy : Merengue Airlines Dominicana >World Merengue Airways

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