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PWD-1958-ORIGINAL PAN AM 707
PWD-ROUTE MAP - 2011-11
Formed and started operations in 2002. Domestic and regional, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
Gustavo Mejia Ricart 93
Plaza Piantini 2 Do Piso
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1844, IT IS AN ISLAND IN THE CARIBBEAN COVERING AN AREA OF 48,734 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 8 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS SANTO DOMINGO, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS SPANISH.
SEE ATTACHED PHOTO OF THE ORIGINAL PAN AM WORLD AIRWAYS - - "PWD-1958-PAN AM 707" which shows Pan American World Airways flight attendants posing with one of the five original Boeing 707s delivered to Pan Am in 1958. Powered by Pratt & Whitney (PRW) (JT3-C6) engines, the Pan Am 707 inaugurated regular scheduled jet service on October 26, 1958:— service that continued uninterrupted across the transatlantic to such destinations as Paris, London and Rome. The Pan Am jetliners flew to some 93 USA and international destinations around the world.
April 2002: Established by Pan Am owner, Guilford to operate scheduled flights between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, Puerto Rico, and Curacao.
June 2005: The airline was acquired by ServAir.
May 2007: Pan Am Dominicana (PWD) was awarded its Air Operator Certificate (AOC).
November 2011: Pan Am World Airways Dominicana (PWD) operates scheduled domestic services linking Santo Domingo with Punta Cana and regional services to destinations in Haiti and Purto Rico. Also offers domestic charter flights.
(IATA) Code: 7N - 110. (ICAO) Code: PWD. (Callsign - PAWA).
Main Base: Santo Domingo Las Americas Airport (SDQ).
August 2014: DC-9-31 (48139, HI-), ex-(YV1879), delivery.
June 2015: PAWA Dominicana ((IATA) Code: 7N, based at Santo Domingo Las Américas) (PWD) has announced it will commence scheduled passenger flights in August having recently completed all requisite certification and licensing procedures with the local Dominican authorities.
Now designated the country's national carrier, (PWD)'s Director Corporate Affairs, Alexander Barrios, has said it will serve the islands of St Maarten, Aruba, and Curacao initially, before expanding to San Juan Luis Muñoz Marin, Miami International, New York (JFK), and Havana International in its second phase.
Barrios added that the decision to delay the airline's official launch by almost two months was to allow for the securing of operating permits from authorities on the islands of Curacao, St Maarten, and Aruba. The Dominican government is also assisting the start-up in securing the necessary USA and Cuban traffic rights.
Thus far, (PWD) has acquired a fleet of 3 DC-9-30s, 1 MD-82, 2 MD-83s, and 2 MD-87s.
August 2015: ((PAWA) Dominicana ((IATA) Code: 7N, based at Santo Domingo Las Américas) (PWD) has resumed commercial operations following 3 years of inactivity. The Dominican Republic's national carrier's 1st flights were to Aruba, Curacao, and St Maarten, all in the Netherlands Antilles on August 14. Operations are on-board a DC-9-30 and an MD-82.
As previously reported, (PAWA) (PWD) intends to begin services to San Juan Luis Muñoz Marin, Miami International, New York (JFK), and Havana International during the 2nd phase of its expansion plan.
InselAir (INS) provides competition on Curaçao (4x-weekly) and St Maarten (3x-weekly) services, while its off-shoot InselAir Aruba is another incumbent on St Maarten (2x-weekly) and Aruba (2x-weekly). (INS) 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.
(PWD) currently operates 9 airplanes, and operates to 4 countries, to 4 destinations, on 3 routes and 6 daily flights.
September 2015: PAWA Dominicana (PWD) is planning to induct a fleet of 7 767 airplanes in the coming months (PWD)'s Director of Corporate Affairs, Alexander Barrios, has said.
Speaking to the "Arecoa" news site, Barrios said the airplanes would be 247-seaters. A similar initiative was planned back in 2013 when (PAWA)'s new owner, Simeón García Rodríguez, intended to co-opt 1 of his 2 Venezuelan carriers, (SBA) Airlines ((IATA) Code: S3, based at Maracaibo) into operating a 767-300ER on Caracas Simón Bolivar - Santo Domingo Las Américas - New York (JFK) flights in conjunction with (PAWA) (PWD). That plan, however, never came to pass.
Having resumed operations last month with flights from its Santo Domingo Las Américas hub to Aruba, Curacao, and St Maarten, (PWD) is now moving ahead with its 2nd phase of expansion which could see its serving San Juan Luis Muñoz Marin, Puerto Rico as well as Miami International and New York (JFK) on the USA mainland, come October. Their launch, however, is dependent on all regulatory requirements being fulfilled.
April 2016: 1 MD-82 (49741, HI-992), EX-N959PG.