JetBlue launches service to Santo Domingo

JetBlue Airways is announcing a major expansion of spring services between Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport,The airline is also launching a new nonstop service between Boston and Bermuda and between Orlando and Ponce, Puerto Rico. Bermuda flights begin May 1 while Santo Domingo and Ponce flights begin May 24.

JetBlue will also add additional daily flights for the peak summer season on existing routes between New York/JFK and Aruba; New York/JFK and Santiago, Dominican Republic; and between Orlando and San Juan, Puerto Rico. With today’s announcement, JetBlue will this summer offer more flights to the Caribbean/Atlantic region (b) than any other low-fare airline, with nearly 200 weekly flights from Boston, New York/JFK and Orlando.

Santo Domingo: Bello y ahora azul

JetBlue will launch service to the Dominican capital with two daily flights from New York/JFK beginning May 24, 2007. Flights will be operated with 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring industry-leading legroom and a complimentary selection of first-run movies and bonus features from FOX InFlight(tm)(c). Santo Domingo will be JetBlue’s 53rd destination, and its ninth city in the Caribbean/Atlantic region. To celebrate its new service to Las Americas International Airport, JetBlue is offering introductory one-way fares between New York and Santo Domingo starting at $109(a) each way. The airline previously served Santo Domingo from 2004 to 2005.

“Que mucho te extranyamos, Santo Domingo! We’re thrilled to be returning to your beautiful city this spring,” said JetBlue Founder and CEO David Neeleman. “The Dominican community has been one of our biggest supporters since we started service to the island in 2004. We brought low fares and great service, and they gave us their loyalty. This is our way of saying ‘thanks’.”