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Great news! Starting from April the 5th this year there will be daily flights between the La Romana airport and the Miami International airport with American Airlines affiliate airline, American Eagle.
The new service will be on an ERJ-145 jet aircraft which only has 50 seats, but with a daily service scheduled, there will surely be enough seats for everyone! For those of us living in Casa de Campo or La Romana this is great news for weekend shopping trips to Miami and if you live in the United States this will make coming down to Casa de Campo for a short break all the more tempting – especially because the La Romana airport is just a very short 15 minute drive from the gates of Casa de Campo so you can be off your plane and into your Casa de Campo villa within an hour! We have also heard that Casa de Campo may soon be opening a ‘short-cut’ road, which will cut directly into Casa de Campo from the main exit of the La Romana airport, making the drive from the airport very short! Miami (and Disney) here I come!
Here are a few flight details which I found by looking through American Airlines website: www.aa.com
La Romana (code: LRM) to Miami (code: MIA)
Daily flight departs LRM at: 3:55pm
Daily Flight arrives to MIA at: 6:35pm
Flight Time: 2 hours and 40 mins
Miami (code: MIA) to La Romana (code: LRM)
Daily flight departs LRM at: 1:05pm
Daily Flight arrives to MIA at: 3:20pm
NOTE: In July the departure time changes to 11:25am and arrives at 1:45pm
Flight Time: 2 hours and 20 mins
Price: Of course there is no fixed price of the flights but CURRENTLY (Feb 9th, 3pm), the price ONE WAY for flights in April, May, June, July…. is US$118 (economy super saver) and US$376 (economy flexible)
Availability: With the exception of the first flight on Tuesday the 5th of April (which is more than 50% sold out) all other flights seem to still have about 80% available seats! Of course we don’t know how long that will last….
All this information was taken from the AA website on February the 9th 2011: be aware that by the time you read this some of the details may have changed!