New York customers will soon
benefit from more service to the Dominican Republic with the addition of
daily service to Santiago from New York’s John F. Kennedy International
Airport, beginning May 1 (subject to government approval). This service is
in addition to Delta’s daily flight from JFK to Santo Domingo. Santiago is the second-largest Dominican city and the birthplace of the
Merengue. Surrounded by some of the most fertile farmland in the country,
it has long been a center for agricultural trade and boasts a population
of nearly a million.
“We listened carefully to our customers in New York and the Dominican
Republic, and are pleased to deliver new service to Santiago - a key city
for Dominicans,” said James Sarvis, director-Latin America and Caribbean.
“Delta’s flights from JFK to Santiago and Santo Domingo will provide an
important and direct bridge for vacation and business travel.”
Delta recently increased flights to popular destinations in Latin America
and the Caribbean. In December, the airline began a second daily flight to
San Jose, Costa Rica; and Sao Paulo, Brazil, and also re-launched service
to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Delta also recently began new service to Belize; St. Lucia, Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic; and added frequencies to the popular tourist
destination of Liberia, Costa Rica. The airline has also announced new
service to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands from Atlanta, to Cancun from
Salt Lake City and Atlanta, and to Los Cabos, Mexico, from Salt Lake City
Song, Delta’s low-fare service, also inaugurated new service to Nassau,
Bahamas, from New York’s Kennedy International Airport in December.