Low-fare carrier JetBlue has announced that it is adding a new service to Puerto Plata, on the north coast of the Dominican Republic as of 10 January 2008. JetBlue is marketing itself as the low-fare, low-cost airline with the most flights to the Caribbean. The flight will come just in time to fly snowbirds down from the US northeastern region. Customers flying JetBlue to/from Puerto Plata will travel on the airline's modern Airbus A320 fleet, which features all-leather seating and the most legroom in coach (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for US airlines).
The airline is also highlighting the fact that passengers will be able to view complimentary first-run movies and bonus features from FOX InFlight(tm) on JetBlue's signature seatback televisions. Through its largest focus city at New York's JFK Airport, JetBlue also offers Caribbean travelers convenient connecting services to destinations coast-to-coast. JetBlue's new service is promoting fares starting at $109 each way, plus taxes and charges. The flight departs JFK International at 10:30am and arrives in POP International at 3:20pm as of 10 January 2008. The flight is scheduled to depart POP at 4:15pm and arrive at JFK at 7:05pm. The airline advises that the best fares are found on midweek travel dates.