There are no direct international flights from the U.S. or Europe to Dominica
, so connecting flights are critically important for visitors to the island. This week, the regional Caribbean airline LIAT
announced that it will launch daily non-stop service between St. Lucia's
Herwanorra Airport and Dominica's Canefield Airport, allowing for connections to inbound flights to St. Lucia from Miami, Atlanta, New York, Toronto, and the U.K. The flights will be operated by Carib Aviation using 19-seat DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft.
LIAT also announced recently that its codeshare partner Carib Aviation Ltd. would begin daily air service from Antigua to Montserrat, also using Twin Otters (if you are lucky) or four-passenger Queen Air or eight-passenger Islander aircraft (if you like a little adventure). The flight takes about 15 minutes and costs $55-$85 one-way, or a special one-day roundtrip fare of $100 for day-trippers.