Dynamic’s flight services have changed dramatically over its six year life. Often referred to as Dynamic Airlines in the press, the company’s correct name is Dynamic Airways LLC. It operates as Dynamic International Airways. The word International was added when it started the transition from charter to scheduled flights.
Dynamic Airways is privately owned and based in Greensboro, North Carolina. The company was founded in 2010 as a charter airline.
Official Website: Dynamic International Airways
The difference between charter and scheduled flights lies in the responsibility for filling the plane. With a charter, a company or a travel agency will pay a fixed price for all the seats on a flight and then sell those tickets. The onus for filling the plane on a scheduled flight moves to the airline. They can charge what they want for seats but run the risk of taking off with a partially empty plane. Dynamic offers both models of operation.
Dynamic Airlines has run charter flights on some Central American routes and in Asia since its beginning. In Asia, it has focused on Chinese destinations, working with partners Century Tours and China International Travel Services. For the 2016 Chinese New Year, Dynamic flew over 40 charter flights from China to Guam.
Today, the Asian arm of the Dynamic airlines charter business also operates in South Korea, with routes to the Philippines possibly starting later. The airline has planes permanently based in Asia to support its charter business.
Routes in the Americas
In 2012, the failure of another airline prompted Dynamic to start offering scheduled flights between New York and Guyana. With 140,000 Guyanese reportedly living in New York, the Guyanese government approached Dynamic Airlines to establish a regular flight service.
Like any transition, the change from charter to scheduled services saw the need for some adjustments in operating style. The success of these changes led to the expansion of its Central and South American routes. There has also been talk of a Frequent Flyer program, more in-flight entertainment and complimentary beverages and food on some routes.
Dynamic has been shrewd with its choice of destinations. Flying out of New York, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles, its destinations are typically high volume hubs. One example being Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Puerto Rico which handles the highest volume of passenger traffic for any airport in the Caribbean. By flying to this and other large hubs in the region, Dynamic is experiencing passenger growth as tourism rapidly expands in these locations.
From a traveler’s perspective, the ability to fly non-stop to some of these interesting destinations is a bonus. Dynamic’s Los Angeles to Caracas flight is the only direct flight available, as is its Los Angeles/San Juan route. The same is claimed for several of its other routes.
The benefit of diversity
It is true that Dynamic Airlines has followed other airlines by flying to popular destinations like Cancun. This creates competition which helps to keep prices down. But it also offer the opportunity to fly on less traveled routes, opening up Central and South America for some exciting travel opportunities. It will be interesting to see how the airline develops over the coming years.
See also: VECA Airlines