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Spain: World2fly Expands Its Caribbean Network with Flights to Santiago de los Caballeros

A350-900 World2Fly

The new A350-900 for World2Fly in its first test flight. (Photo: Airbus)

World2fly expands its network in the Caribbean starting in June with a new seasonal service between Madrid (MAD) and Santiago de los Caballeros (STI). With this route, the airline will offer three non-stop connections between Spain and the Dominican Republic.

The Spanish leisure carrier will be the only long-haul operator at Cibao International Airport (STI) with a service to Europe. Previously, in December last year, Plus Ultra offered several special flights for the end-of-year season to Santiago de los Caballeros (STI).

According to data obtained through Cirium, World2fly in July will offer 5,960 weekly seats between the Dominican Republic and Spain. In addition to its new route, the airline also offers nonstop flights from Madrid (MAD) to Santo Domingo (SDQ) and Punta Cana (PUJ).

Flight Itinerary

  • Madrid – Santiago de los Caballeros Flight 2W 3317 MAD 16:30 – STI 19:20 Wednesday.
  • Santiago de los Caballeros – Madrid Flight 2W 3318 STI 21:20 – MAD 11:50+1 Wednesday.

Route details

  • The service will be available from June 21 to October 25.

The route will be operated on Airbus A330-300 aircraft with a capacity of 388 passengers in single economy class configuration and promotional fares are available from EUR 444 each way.

According to data obtained through Aena Estadística, the Dominican Republic was Spain’s main Caribbean market in 2022, handling 825,873 passengers and 8,591.5 tons of cargo in 2,907 operations between the two nations. World2fly will be the second largest operator in this segment in terms of seats per kilometers offered (ASK) with a 28.17% market share.

The leisure carrier will also offer non-stop flights from Lisbon (LIS) to Punta Cana (PUJ) and Samaná (AZS) and will be the European airline offering the most destinations in the Dominican Republic. In addition, and taking advantage of this new service, the operator Newblue is finalizing the last details to launch tour packages to the Puerto Plata area.

See also: Dominican Republic and Canada sign open skies agreement

This article was originally published by Rainer Nieves Dolande on Aviacionline in syndication with AirlineGeeks.


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