NEW YORK, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC
PR WIRE/ — New York’s hometown airline, JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU),
today is pleased to announce plans to expand its award-winning service and
in-flight experience to its fifth destination in the Dominican Republic and
its 67th BlueCity with the addition of La Romana, subject to receipt of
government approval. Effective November 16, 2011, the value carrier
will launch between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
to La Romana International Airport (LRM), twice weekly on Wednesdays and
Saturdays. Flights are on sale now for as low as $99 (a) each way today
through Wednesday, June 1 at www.jetblue.com/new for travel between November
16 and December 14, 2011.
“The Dominican community has embraced
JetBlue’s value proposition, and thanks to their tremendous support we’re
pleased to offer the island’s only nonstop service between New York and La
Romana,” said Scott Laurence, vice president of network planning for
JetBlue. “We are the country’s largest carrier, and we will continue to
grow by adding more options and more destinations for visitors and residents
of the Dominican Republic alike.”
“The new JetBlue flights put the
beautiful and romantic La Romana area within a few hours of a major U.S.
city,” said Magaly Toribio, DR Ministry of Tourism, Vice Minister of
International Promotion. “The Dominican Republic’s long-term commitment
to innovative marketing has firmly established our culturally rich paradise
in the hearts and minds of global travelers who seek sensational sun, azure
blue seas and sumptuous and affordable world-class hotels. Our country’s
increasing popularity with U.S. visitors allows our airline partners to
increase their flights to meet the growing demand for our warm and welcoming
“As many of our hotel guests and villa
owners reside in the northeast of the US, we are very excited about this new
service JetBlue will be providing,” said Claudio Silvestri, President
and CEO of Premier Resorts & Hotels, which manages the famed Casa de
Campo resort in La Romana. “The high quality individual
experience received by JetBlue passengers will mirror the Caribbean
experience at Casa de Campo for a most memorable vacation.”
JetBlue’s proposed schedule between JFK and
In the Dominican Republic, JetBlue also
serves Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Santiago and Santo Domingo with service to
New York, Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando and San Juan. JetBlue’s service to
La Romana will be operated with the airline’s fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft,
featuring convenient, assigned seating; a first-checked bag free (b);
complimentary and unlimited name brand snacks and drinks; comfy leather
seats; more legroom than any other carrier in coach (c); and its
award-winning customer service.
About JetBlue Airways
New York-based JetBlue Airways has created a
new airline category based on value, service and style. In 2010, the carrier
ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Low-Cost Carriers in
North America” by J.D. Power and Associates, a customer satisfaction
recognition received for the sixth year in a row. Known for its
award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue offers
the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (based on average fleet-wide
seat pitch) and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue is also
America’s first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights,
with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by
service disruptions within JetBlue’s control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise
for details. JetBlue serves 64 cities with more than 650 daily flights. Next
week JetBlue plans to introduce service to Anchorage, Alaska; and Martha’s
Vineyard, Mass. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way,
and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations
call 1-800-JET-BLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530, if located in
the Dominican Republic, 1-801-365-2583, or visit www.jetblue.com/.
(a) Offer valid New York City (JFK)
to/from La Romana (LRM): Offers end Jun. 1, 2011, the earlier of 11:59 PM ET
or local. Travel Nov. 16 – Dec. 14, 2011. Blackout dates Nov. 19 – Nov.
23, 2011. 14-day advance purchase required. Travel valid Wed/Sat. Offers
subject to availability; may change without notice; nonrefundable,
nontransferable; oneway. $15 fee applies for fares (not Award flights)
purchased by phone or JetBlue ticket office. Offers do not include Passenger
Facility Charges up to $9 each way; September 11th Security Fees up to $5
each way; Federal Segment Tax of $3.70 per domestic segment. International
offers do not include government fees and taxes up to $140.00 each way.
Taxes/fees must be paid at time of purchase. Cancellations/changes must be
made prior to scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is
forfeited), for $100 fee p/p and applicable fare adjustment, at jetblue.com,
or 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530, or 1-809-200-9898
(Dominican Republic). Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for
one year. Proper documentation required for boarding. Second bag fee $35.
Other restrictions apply; see jetblue.com/about/legal/legal.asp.
(b) Baggage weight and size limits apply.
(c) JetBlue offers the most legroom in
coach, based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.