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British Airways to add three weekly flights to Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

British Airways has announced that it will launch three new flights to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic from London Gatwick Airport. The flights will commence in March, 2017 and will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, providing a total of weekly services for holidaymakers travelling to the Caribbean from the UK. A total of 138,800 English tourists arrived in Punta Cana in the first 10 months of 2016.

British Airways to add three weekly flights to Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

British Airways has announced that it will add more weekly services to the popular Punta Cana region in the Dominican Republic next spring. The airline will launch here new weekly flights to the coastal region in the Caribbean from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) in March, 2017.

The new addition of services will bring the total number of weekly flights to Punta Cana to four, to keep up with the demand of British travellers who are planning holidays to the region. The new services will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays on aircraft with capacity for 275 passengers.

“These additional flights mean that more English families and tourists will have new travel alternatives to the Dominican Republic, which represents more visitors to the country from the European nation."

Stated Magaly Toribio, the Marketing Advisor of the Dominican Republic Tourism Ministry.

Accord to the Tourism Ministry, more than 138,800 English tourists visited the Dominican Republic during the first 10 months of 2016. The total was 19,500 more visitors than the same period last year, and even more British travellers are expected to visit Punta Cana once the new flights are launched next year.

Punta Cana is the Dominican Republic’s leading tourist destination. Located on the easternmost point of the island nation, the region is home to stunning landscapes typical of the Caribbean. Tourists can sunbathe on white sand, palm-fringed beaches on the 32-kilometre-long coastline that faces the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

Visitors can swim in the turquoise sea, go windsurfing, snorkelling, kayaking or scuba diving, visit the historic towns and cities like the nearby capital of Santo Domingo, or play golf on emerald, oceanfront courses.

The area boast some of the country’s most luxurious beachfront hotels and resorts that cater for families, adults, couples and groups. Global chains like Melia International, Hard Rock Hotels, Riu Hotels, and Sandals International all operate luxury hotels in the picturesque region.

One of Punta Cana’s most popular places is the award-winning Bavaro Beach with is powder-soft white sand, shallow sapphire sea, and sheltered lagoon that is perfect for families. The area has 10 pristine beaches, and there are plenty of opportunities to discover the underwater world through snorkelling or scuba diving activities where holidaymakers will have the chance to get close to colourful marine creatures including sea turtles and stingrays.

In Punta Cana, visitors can trek through lush jungles, go zip lining above the tree tops, or trek through lush valleys. There are various eco-park attractions including the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park which spans 1,500 acres of tropical land and has 12 freshwater lagoons, dense mangrove forests, winding trails, and an abundance of diverse wildlife, or Manati Park where there are energetic shows and performances including dancing horses and fun sea lion tricks.

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