U.S. Markets close in 6 hrs 16 mins

JetBlue Celebrates the New Year with New Growth in Florida and Caribbean Strongholds

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

JetBlue (JBLU) today announced it is adding even more travel choices in its Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood focus city in 2018 with new service between South Florida and two top Caribbean markets: Santiago, Dominican Republic’s Cibao International Airport (STI) and Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM).

“These new routes continue to solidify JetBlue’s leadership position in South Florida and in the Caribbean where we’ve built a robust and successful network over the years,” said John Checketts, vice president network planning, JetBlue. “With expanded Caribbean service in Fort Lauderdale we are laying the groundwork for even more growth in already popular destinations.”

Flights between Fort Lauderdale and Santiago, D.R. will operate once daily roundtrip beginning June 14, 2018, subject to government approval. Seats are on sale today starting at $99 one way (a).

The route boosts JetBlue service in the Dominican Republic, where it operates more daily flights than any other carrier. The airline, which first started flying to the Dominican Republic in 2004 with service to Santiago, now serves five airports in the country – La Romana, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Santiago and Santo Domingo. The latest new route will link Santiago with a fifth U.S. city nonstop and offer customers even more connecting opportunities throughout the growing JetBlue network.

Daily Schedule between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) and Santiago (STI)

Beginning June 14, 2018

       
FLL-STI Flight #345   STI-FLL Flight #344
8:30 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.   11:35 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
 

JetBlue will operate the new Santiago flights using its spacious 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft offering the airline's award-winning service and the most legroom in coach (b), as well as complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and soft drinks and free first-run Hollywood movies.

Additionally, JetBlue intends to operate new nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale and Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) once daily beginning in October 2018, subject to government approval, with seats set to go on sale in the coming weeks. The new flights boost the airline’s presence in the island destination with a new link to South Florida. JetBlue already flies between Grand Cayman and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and seasonally to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).

The new routes also advance JetBlue’s position as the top airline at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, where the airline plans to operate 140 daily flights in the coming years. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood is one of JetBlue’s fast-growing focus cities, serving customers throughout South Florida and offering a fast and convenient alternative for Miami-Dade travelers. The airline also recently expanded its operation to two new gates in Terminal 3 and began utilizing Terminal 1 for additional international arrivals to help support future growth.

Santiago and Grand Cayman become the 58th and 59th nonstop destination offered from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and will open up a variety of new connecting opportunities between the Caribbean destinations and U.S. cities such as Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta and multiple west coast markets.

About JetBlue Airways

JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline®, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 38 million customers a year to 101 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 1,000 daily flights. For more information please visit jetblue.com.

   

(a)

 

Blue fare shown. Fares include government taxes and fees and must be purchased by 01/10/18 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 06/14/18 – 08/29/18 (Blackout Dates: 7/20/18 – 08/06/18). Limited exceptions apply; $25 fee per person applies to fares purchased by phone. All fares are subject to limited availability; may not be available on all days or all flights; may change without notice; must be purchased at time of reservation; and are one-way, non-stop (except as otherwise noted), nonrefundable, and nontransferable. Taxes and fees apply to Award Flights, are the responsibility of the passenger, and will vary based on your departure and destination cities. The amount of taxes and fees required for an Award Flight is listed next to the applicable point requirement and is subject to change as required by law. View more information on taxes and fees. Checked Baggage Allowance/Fees: For Blue fares, first checked bag is $25 and second bag is $35. For Blue Plus, first checked bag is included and second bag is $35. For Blue Flex fares, two checked bags are included. Additional Baggage Terms (all fares): Additional bags (over two) are $100 each. Weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights operated or marketed by other airlines also apply. Fares do not include fees for oversized, overweight or extra baggage or other fees for products/services sold separately. View baggage fees and other optional services and fees. Change/Cancellation Fees: All reservations made one week or more prior to a flight's departure may be cancelled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. Changes and cancellations made 60 days or more prior to departure date: Blue and Blue Plus: $75 per person fee plus difference in fare. Blue Flex: difference in fare only for changes. Changes and cancellations made less than 60 days from departure date: Blue and Blue Plus: fares under $100, $75 per person plus difference in fare; fares between $100 and $149.99, $100 per person plus difference in fare; and fares of $150 or more, $150 per person plus difference in fare. Blue Flex: difference in fare only. View Change/Cancel fees information. Additional Change/Cancellation Terms (all fares): For changes, there may be a fare adjustment. Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one year. Changes/cancellations must be made prior to scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is forfeited). Flight terms and conditions apply.

 
(b) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
 

View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180109006181/en/