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JetBlue Connects Newark and the Dominican Republic (a)

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 27, 2014) - JetBlue Airways (JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline™, adds non-stop service from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Santiago, Dominican Republic (STI), effective May 1 (a).

"This new service will help reconnect families and friends with fares designed to inspire more travel," said JetBlue President Robin Hayes. "New Jersey is home to the second largest Dominican population in the U.S. after New York, so eliminating the need to cross two rivers in order to get to the airport is significant time savings for our customers."

Flights are now available for sale on JetBlue.com, starting at $169 one way (b) from Newark to Santiago, valid for travel between May 1 and June 12, 2014. Tickets must be booked by February 8, 2014.

JetBlue's schedule between Newark (EWR) and Santiago (STI) effective May 1, 2014 (a):

Depart - Arrive Depart - Arrive
8:40 a.m. - 12:29 p.m. 1:25 p.m. - 5:24 p.m.

JetBlue currently offers nonstop service to seven destinations from Newark: Boston; Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood; Fort Myers; Orlando; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tampa; and West Palm Beach.

JetBlue's flights to Santiago will be operated with an Airbus A320 and will offer the airline's award-winning service featuring assigned and comfortable seating; a first-checked bag free (c); complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and non-alcoholic/soft drinks; free first-run movies on seatback televisions (d); and more legroom than any other U.S. carrier in coach (e). 

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 30 million customers a year to 82 cities in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America with an average of 800 daily flights. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, an overnight stay is never required and the first checked bag is free (subject to weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights marketed or operated by other airlines). Upcoming destinations include Detroit, Mich.; and Savannah, Ga.; as well as Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, subject to receipt of government operating authority. For more information please visit JetBlue.com.

(a) This service is subject to receipt of government operating authority. (b) Fare includes government taxes/fees and must be purchased by 08 February 2014 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights from Newark, NJ (EWR) to Santiago, Dominican Republic (STI) between May 1, 2014 and June 12, 2014. 7-day advance purchase required. Fare will be higher for flights from STI due to higher government taxes/fees. 7-day advance purchase required. Fare is subject to availability; may not be available on all flights; may change without notice; must be purchased at time of reservation; and is one-way, nonstop, nonrefundable and nontransferable. Reservations made one week or more prior to a flight's scheduled departure may be canceled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. First checked bag is free (weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights marketed or operated by other airlines apply). Fare does not include fees for oversized/overweight/extra baggage or other fees for products/services sold separately. To view baggage fees and other optional services and fees, click here. $25 fee per person applies to fares purchased by phone or at an airport or ticket office. Cancellations/changes must be made prior to scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is forfeited); $150 change/cancel fee per person will apply, and for changes, there may be a fare adjustment. Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one year. Proper documentation required for boarding. Other restrictions apply. (c) Free first bag subject to weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights marketed or operated by other airlines. (d) On flights 2 hours or more outside the contiguous 48 states (where live satellite TV and radio programming is not available), complimentary JetBlue Features movies are offered. (e) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.