Sky High launches operations between Santo Domingo and Guadeloupe

Samuel Braconnier, Network Development Manager, PTP Airport; Harry Durimel, Mayor of Pointe à Pitre; Andrea Medina, representative of Sky High in Guadeloupe; and Jérôme Siobud, Chief Operations Officer, PTP Airport.

Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes Airport welcomed a new airline from Santo Domingo – Sky High Aviation Services – on 4 July 2021. The carrier is operating three weekly frequencies, on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with a 50-seat Embraer 145. The new service comes in addition to the existing service operated by Air Antilles and Air Caraïbes, increasing connectivity between the two islands by 30%.

Dominican Republic airline Sky High is based at Las Americas Airport in Santo Domingo. It operates a fleet of three 50-seat Embraer 145s to 11 destinations in the Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Aruba, Tortola, St Eustatius, Bonnaire, Curacao, St Kitts, St Lucia, Sint Maarten, Kingston), and Latin America (Medellin and Barranquilla, Colombia) from Santo Domingo.

In 2019, PTP-SDQ traffic totalled over 21,000 passengers. The launch of Sky High is expected to significantly increase traffic between the Dominican Republic and Guadeloupe.

“This is a very important launch since it contributes to bring the Caribbean islands closer to the French West Indies,” says Andrea Medina, representative of Sky High in Guadeloupe and former consul of the Dominican Republic. “There are many Guadeloupeans who wish to travel to the Dominican Republic but also many nationals of this country who go to Guadeloupe for tourism or business. Sky High serves many destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America, which will be accessible in connections to passengers coming from Guadeloupe.”

Jérôme Siobud, Chief Operations Officer at PTP Airport, adds: “This is very good news for Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes Airport, which continues to develop its network, especially in the Caribbean region. Any new initiative that enhances the development of inter-connections between Caribbean islands shall be actively supported. This new competition on this very promising segment will be positive for the development of regional traffic and will bring new possibilities of connections to other destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America.”

Passengers on the inaugural Sky High service between Santo Domingo and Guadeloupe received a musical welcome and traditional refreshments.


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