JetBlue Airways, New York’s low-fare carrier, has received authority from the U.S. Department of Transportation to serve the Dominican Republic. Upon completion of the application process by the government of the Dominican Republic, JetBlue plans to launch twice daily service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Santiago, starting June 10, 2004, and a daily flight to Santo Domingo, starting June 17, 2004.
The carrier will offer an introductory sale fare on these routes of US$119 each way, when booked at JetBlue’s website, www.jetblue.com. These sale fares, which require a seven-day advance purchase, must be purchased by May 31 and are valid for travel through June 30. For an additional US$5 each way, these sale fares can also be booked by calling 1-800-JETBLUE (US only). Seats are limited and customers are encouraged to book early.
The airline’s regular one-way fares on both new Dominican Republic routes will range from US$134 to $299 each way if booked via www.jetblue.com. For an additional $5 each way, fares can also be booked by calling 1-800-JETBLUE. For customers calling from the Dominican Republic, fares can be booked by calling 1-801-365-2350.
JetBlue announced that Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport would serve as its international arrivals terminal as the carrier’s Terminal 6 home is not equipped with customs and immigration services. All customers will still depart JFK from Terminal 6, but those arriving from the Dominican Republic will arrive at Terminal 4.
JetBlue selected Terminal 4 for Dominican Republic arrivals based in part on the terminal’s 24/7 operations, the only terminal at JFK offering this world class capability.
“Thousands of customers contacted us after our March 8 announcement asking to be notified by email when tickets to the Dominican Republic went on sale,” said David Neeleman, CEO of JetBlue Airways. “Now that the Department of Transportation has approved our request, we’re excited that our Dominican Republic bound customers will soon be able to enjoy the JetBlue experience.”
“Terminal 4 is recognized by airlines as offering the highest level of service for their passengers,” said Alain Maca, president of JFK IAT, LLC. “We are delighted that JetBlue, one of the most sought after carriers by the flying public, has chosen Terminal 4 as their partner in New York.
All service is pending approval by U.S. and Dominican Republic governments.