Thursday, 14 February 2013

Air Dominicana



Air Dominicana was incorporated on 9 May 2007 in Santo Domingo with a capital of US$10 million. On 15 December 2008, the US Department of Transportation issued an FAA license which granted Air Dominicana the right to operate flights to the United States.

The airline was expected to begin its operations in May 2008 with a Boeing 737-300, but the launch date was postponed several times until 16 October 2009. Originally Punta Cana International Airport was supposed to be Air Dominicana's hub, but this was later switched to Las Américas International Airport in Santo Domingo.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Air Dominicana

Air Dominicana was the flag carrier airline for the Dominican Republic. It planned to begin operations in October 2009 using a Boeing 737-400 aircraft with daily services to New York and Miami. A second Boeing 737 was due to join the fleet later.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Dickcissel

Dickcissels have a large pale bill, a yellow line over the eye, brownish upperparts with black streaks on the back, dark wings, a rust patch on the shoulder and light underparts. Adult males have a black throat patch, a yellow breast and grey cheeks and crown. This head and breast pattern is especially brilliant in the breeding plumage, making it resemble an Eastern Meadowlark. Females and juveniles are brownish on the cheeks and crown and are somewhat similar in appearance to House Sparrows; they have streaked flanks. In flight they make a low, "electric", buzzing fpppt. From an open perch in a field, this bird's song is a sharp dick dick followed by a buzzed cissel, also transcribed as skee-dlees chis chis chis or dick dick ciss ciss ciss.