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Hispanic Heritage Month Routes: The Caribbean

The Dominican Republic ranks among MIA’s top 10 markets

Did you know that the Dominican Republic is the most popular tourist destination in the Caribbean, with 6.4 million visitors annually? Or that it’s home to both the Caribbean's tallest mountain peak, Pico Duarte, and the Caribbean's largest lake, Lake Enriquillo? And that it’s Miami International Airport’s sixth-busiest international market, at more than one million annual passengers?

If not and you’re ready for a visit, you can choose from 16 daily flights at MIA to get you there, with service to four of the country’s cities: Puerto Plata; Punta Cana; Santiago; and Santo Domingo, the capital and largest city of the Caribbean paradise. American Airlines provides daily service to all four destinations from MIA, while flights are also available on Frontier Airlines to Punta Cana and Santo Domingo.

The Dominican Republic is equally strong in cargo traffic at MIA, ranking ninth among the airport’s trade partners in weight and 10th in value in 2021, generating 26,281 tons of freight worth $1.6 billion. Amerijet, Avianca Cargo, IBC Airways, and UPS fly cargo-only flights between MIA and the Dominican Republic weekly.

Cuba - responsible for nearly 1.2 million annual passengers at MIA - and Puerto Rico at more than 676,000 travelers annually, are the two other Spanish-speaking Caribbean islands connected to Miami with multiple daily flights. American Airlines currently provides six daily scheduled flights to Havana, while GlobalX Airlines, Swift Air, and World Atlantic Airlines provide an average of 11 daily charter flights to multiple cities in Cuba. American Airlines serves San Juan with six daily flights from MIA, while Frontier and Spirit Airlines each operate one daily flight.