Santo Domingo and Toronto will be connecting this winter thanks to a new seasonal service launched today by Air Canada.
The new service will operate twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning December 16, 2021, onboard Air Canada Rouge aircraft featuring Premium Rouge and Economy services. The service will depart from Toronto at 9:05 a.m. It will return from the Dominican Republic’s capital city at 3:40 p.m.
“As travel restrictions ease, we are committed to rebuilding our international network to connect the world to Canada, reunite people with families, friends, and business colleagues,” said Mark Gallardo, senior vice-president, Network Planning and Revenue Management, Air Canada. “Our Santo Domingo flights connect to and from our flights across Canada at our Toronto global hub to offer easy and convenient access to Dominican Republic’s capital city, a destination that is steeped in rich culture and history including the location of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in addition to being the country’s commercial and financial centre.”
“We are delighted to receive at SDQ this new direct flight from YYZ with Air Canada, which will allow more Canadian tourists to visit the magnificent hotels and the wide variety of recreation and entertainment options the Dominican Republic has to offer,” said Fabien Gourdon, chief commercial officer, Aerodom. It will also expand the growing cargo trade between the two countries, he added.
In January 2021, Air Canada received APEX’s Diamond Status Certification for the Air Canada CleanCare+ biosafety program for managing Covid-19. It is the only airline in Canada to attain the highest APEX ranking. Air Canada has also committed to a net-zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050.