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JetBlue Launching New Nonstop Flights to Punta Cana, Santiago

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - March 19, 2023

JetBlue is adding a pair of new Caribbean flights as part of a significant expansion at Orlando International Airport. 

Beginning in November, JetBlue will be flying from Orlando to both Punta Cana and Santiago in the Dominican Republic. 

“Punta Cana and Santiago are both major Caribbean destinations, but limited options exist for customers to get there from Orlando today,” said David Jehn, vice president, network planning and partnerships, JetBlue. “These new routes, along with those that will be enabled by our combination with Spirit, will position us to deliver even more growth and connectivity to popular destinations for customers in Central Florida.”

The move is the result of JetBlue’s planned combination with Spirit, one that the carrier suggests could mean up to 200 flights per day in Orlando by 2027. 

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The flights are already out for sale, JetBlue confirmed to Caribbean Journal, with fares as low as $123 one way. 

Notably, both will be daily nonstop routes and will be operating year-round. 

“JetBlue’s new daily service to the Dominican Republic is a welcome addition to Orlando International Airport,” said Kevin Thibault, CEO of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “As an anchor in our innovative Terminal C, JetBlue continues to provide travelers with options to experience desirable destinations, including Orlando, recognized as one of the most visited cities in the U.S. These expanded routes help Orlando International deliver connectivity and strengthen our position as a major economic generator in the region.”

JetBlue says the combined airline will be serving 20 new markets.

“This growth will establish JetBlue as Orlando’s national low-fare carrier of choice, ensuring customers don’t have to choose between low fares and a great experience,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer of JetBlue.

It’s a proposition that should have a number of Caribbean destinations intrigued. 

For more, visit JetBlue. 

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