Lineas Aereas Inter Islas, S.A. (Air Inter Island) is a Santo Domingo based company committed to providing enhanced air service to communities in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The airline was founded August 15, 2003 by Martin Maldonado Frómeta, a former Eastern and Continental Airlines executive, with extensive experience in the regional airline business. The companies first aircraft, a Britten Norman Islander, series BN-2A-8 was purchased on June 8, 2004 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and ferried the next day to the company’s home base Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic via intermediate stops in Exuma, Bahamas and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The aircraft was one of three initially ordered and delivered to Munz Northern Airlines of Alaska and named “KIANA”, having been flown and maintained on an FAA Part 135 United States certificate its entire operating life. The company will operate initially as an “on-demand” charter airline serving the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Phase two will usher the company to a new and greater challenge. Daily nonstop service to Punta Cana from La Isabela International Airport in Santo Domingo and Las Americas International Airport will mark the start of the airline’s first scheduled service on May 7, 2010. Other flights are planned to small niche city pairs, with little to no air service or airline competition such as Constanza (COZ), continuing the 80th year old tradition of air service in the Dominican Republic. Air Inter Island provides service that is frequent, comfortable, low cost (but simply not at any cost) to our valued customers with flair. Air Inter Island plans to stay off the trunk carrier’s markets and provide reliable service in sectors that are compatible with a fleet of 9 passenger aircraft. The introduction in the future of turboprop aircraft will allow the airline to operate point-to-point service to, unserved, far and away markets like Grand Turk, in the Turks and Caicos Islands, B.W.I, Kingston, Jamaica and San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Isla Grande International Airport from Santo Domingo and Punta Cana.