JetBlue Airways announces the start of its non-stop flights to Santo Domingo's Las Americas International Airport from Fort Lauderdale International (FLL) on Thursday, 18 June. To kick the flight off, the airline is offering promotional fares.
"JetBlue is proud to expand on our success in Fort Lauderdale with new service to Mexico and the Dominican Republic," said Scott Laurence, JetBlue's vice president of network planning. "Customers have come to prefer JetBlue for our in-flight entertainment, generous name-brand snacks, and award-winning customer service - all for one low price." JetBlue will operate its Santo Domingo service with 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.
JetBlue Airways launches its direct Boston-Santo Domingo flight this coming Saturday, 19 June. JetBlue will initially offer non-stop flights between Boston and the Dominican capital three days per week (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) with plans to expand to daily service over the peak winter season. This new non-stop link complements JetBlue's existing connecting service available daily between Boston and the Dominican cities of Puerto Plata, Santiago and Santo Domingo.
"Boston is a major US market with a significant and growing Dominican population and a steadily increasing number of tourists from Boston and surrounding area booking vacations in the Dominican Republic. We are confident that, as a result of this new route, tourism and commercial ties between these two vibrant cities will be strengthened, making this very good news indeed for the Dominican Republic."