JetBlue launches its sixth destination in the Dominican Republic

NEW YORK, N.Y. - JetBlue Airways launched today its award-winning service to its sixth destination in the Dominican Republic, Samana.

JetBlue launches its sixth destination in the Dominican Republic

NEW YORK, N.Y. – JetBlue Airways launched today its award-winning service to its sixth destination in the Dominican Republic, Samana. JetBlue is the Dominican Republic’s largest airline, with more flights in and out of the country than any other carrier. The airline now operates twice weekly flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and President Juan Bosch International Airport (AZS) in Samana on Wednesdays and Saturdays – the only service between the United States and this coveted beach destination.

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“Samana is a beach paradise in the Dominican Republic, a secret worth discovering. We have no doubts our customers will rush to learn everything that this tropical location has to offer,” said Scott Laurence, JetBlue’s Vice President of Network Planning and Partnerships. “We are very pleased, as the country’s largest carrier, to add more options for locals and visitors alike to continue exploring and enjoying everything the country has to offer. Samana is a destination we’ve long had our eye on; today we thank the Dominican government and communities for the support we continue to receive.”

“Dominican Republic’s Samana Peninsula features pure ecological bliss with breathtaking coastline, Los Haitises National Park, El Limon Waterfall, secluded beaches and charming towns like Samana, Las Galeras and Las Terrenas,” said Francisco Javier Garcia, Minister of Tourism for Dominican Republic. “JetBlue’s direct flight to Samana will bring new visitors to our Northeast Coast, create a stronger economy, and ensure dozens of unique hotels, resorts, shops, diverse attractions and delightful restaurants will receive more visitors.”

“The government, through the Ministry of Tourism (MITUR) and the private sector, represented by Bahia Principe, AMHSA Marina Grand Paradise Samana, Sublime Samana at VIVA Residence, Puerto Bahia Marina & Residence, Coral Hospitality Corporation, Vista del Cayo, Balcones del Atlantico and El Portillo Beach Club & Spa, all members of the Samana Hotel and Tourism Companies Association (AHETSA), and our company, did not rest until we managed to get an airline like JetBlue to lay their eyes this paradise in the country,” said Monika Infante Henriquez, Aerodom’s General Director. “We trust this new route will be warmly embraced by the Dominicans traveling from the United States and the thousands of Americans that choose the Dominican Republic for their vacations every year.”

JetBlue’s schedule between JFK and AZS:

JFK to AZS:
AZS to JFK:

Depart – Arrive
Depart – Arrive

8:20 a.m. – 1:09 p.m.
2:05 p.m. – 5:02 p.m.

– Flights operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays effective November 14, 2012-

– All times local –

As part of the launch JetBlue will also make a computer and book donation to the Liceo Manuela Mullix Fermin – a school just outside of Samana – through its longtime community partner, the DREAM (Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring) Project. The DREAM Project is an American and Dominican non for profit organization that believes quality education is critical for the future of the Dominican Republic. JetBlue has been DREAM’s official ambassador since 2010 and has helped with educational programs for thousands of kids in the country.

In the Dominican Republic, JetBlue also serves La Romana, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Santiago and Santo Domingo with service to Boston, Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood, New York, Orlando and San Juan. Just last week the airline announced plans for two more routes linking San Juan with Punta Cana and Santiago. JetBlue’s service to Samana will operate with the airline’s fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring convenient, assigned seating; a first-checked bag free; complimentary and unlimited name brand snacks and drinks; comfy leather seats; more legroom than any other carrier in coach; and its award-winning customer service.

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