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|Commenced operations||August 14, 2015|
|Ceased operations||February 2, 2018|
|Hubs||Las Américas International Airport|
|Parent company||Grupo Cóndor C.A.|
|Headquarters||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic|
|Key people||Gary Stone (CEO)|
|Website||www.pawadominicana.com (out of order)|
PAWA Dominicana (Pan Am World Airways Dominicana) was the international flag carrier of the Dominican Republic. It was created as a subsidiary airline for Pan American Airways. This airline had scheduled flights between Santo Domingo and other Caribbean and US destinations. It was based at Santo Domingo-Las Americas.
Authority for several international routes was suspended January 28, 2018. As of February 2018, the airline has ceased all of its operations. The airline's failure would be the first test of the nation's new bankruptcy law.
PAWA Dominicana was created in 2003 as a subsidiary of Pan American Airways, which has also operated within a strategic alliance with Boston-Maine Airways. In April 2005, Servair, a Dominican Corporation dedicated to offering services to airlines in all airports in the Dominican Republic, acquired the airline completely and began a new certification process within the framework of the new Dominican regulations, which allowed the company to operate under local control.
In May 2007, the company received the Air Operator Certificate Part 121 from the Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation (IDAC), which allows the airline to operate regular services from the Dominican Republic to North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean region and charter services around the world.
On June 4, 2010, the company was purchased by a group of airline professionals and they appointed Mrs.Mirtha Espada as the company's president.
In February 2012 the airline temporarily ceased scheduled services but continued operating charter services. In March 2012 the company appointed Mr. Hector Gomez as president with the task of re-orienting the company and also calling back the former company's founder and owner as a part of the organization.
The airline secured its Air Operator Certificate in mid-October 2014 and started services using 4 MD80 aircraft. The first flight took place on August 14, 2015.
On January 26, 2018, PAWA was suspended under the allegation of non-payment, since they owed more than $3 Million to the Dominican authorities, among them, the Civil Aviation Board, the Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation and the Dominican Airport's company 21st Century. Due to this, the JAC suspended the airline for 90 days and was not allowed to travel, therefore it had generated many complaints with passengers who are stranded in air terminals. On February 2, 2018, a new element was added due to the suspension and that is the lack of maintenance to the airline's fleet. PAWA's related Venezuelan airline, SBA Airlines was also suspended by his country's authorities on the same day and for similar reasons in April of the same year. The company closed legally in 2019. CAE-SUSPENDED (AUGUST 2019) by the authority of Dominican aviation IDAC
PAWA Dominicana authority included international charter services and scheduled services to Antigua, Aruba, Curaçao, Havana, San Juan, and St. Maarten from Santo Domingo HUB with several flights a week on MD80 and DC9. PWD was working to consolidate flights to New York and Miami (service started Nov. 2016) and other Caribbean Islands. The company's goal was stated as "to make SDQ the HUB of the Caribbean." In the future, PWD would have planned flights from Santiago and Punta Cana to Miami, New York, and San Juan.
PAWA had codeshare agreements with the following airlines:
|Boeing 757-200||—||2||24||164||188||Transferred from SBA Airlines|
|Boeing 767-300ER||—||2||–||–||242||Transferred from SBA Airlines|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-82||1||—||–||160||160|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-83||4||—||–||160||160|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-87||1||—||12||97||109||Stored|
PAWA Dominicana formerly operated the following types:
|British Aerospace Jetstream 31||3||2007||2012|
|McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32||3||2008||2017|
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