After a three-year break in services PAWA (which stands for Pan American World Airways) Dominicana re-started services with a four times weekly operations from its Santo Domingo hub to Curaçao, Aruba and St. Maarten.
- PAWA Dominicana (which stands for Pan American World Airways) re-started scheduled services after a three-year break, with four times weekly operations from its Santo Domingo (SDQ) hub in the Dominican Republic to Curaçao (CUR), St. Maarten (SXM) and Aruba (AUA), all in the Netherlands Antilles. While services to Saint Maarten began on 16 August, the other two routes commenced two days prior on 14 August. All services are operated by the carrier’s DC-9 or MD-83 equipment. InselAir provides competition on Curaçao (four times weekly) and St. Maarten (thrice-weekly) services, while its off-shoot InselAir Aruba is another incumbent on St. Maarten (twice-weekly) and Aruba (twice-weekly). The airline intends to use Santo Domingo as a regional hub, with services to San Juan, Miami, New York and Havana mooted during the second phase of its start-up plans.