JetBlue Airways today begins flights to its 31st city: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox player and proud Santo Domingo native, joins JetBlue this morning at Logan to celebrate and welcome customers aboard its first departure to the Dominican capital. JetBlue is the official airline of the Red Sox and Fenway Park.
JetBlue is now offering the convenience of nonstop service from Boston to Santo Domingo three days per week on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with plans to expand to daily service over the peak winter season. JetBlue also offers one-stop connecting service every day to Santo Domingo as well as to Puerto Plata on the island’s north coast and to Santiago de los Caballeros in the central Cibao Valley.
Santo Domingo is JetBlue’s second new destination this week from its “Hub hub” at Logan, after Wednesday’s launch of twice-daily nonstop service to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). JetBlue will further expand in Boston on Sept. 9 with the launch of four daily flights to a 32nd destination, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).
JetBlue’s schedule between Boston and Santo Domingo:
Boston (BOS) to Santo Domingo, D.R. (SDQ) to
Santo Domingo, D.R. (SDQ) Boston (BOS)
Depart – Arrive Depart – Arrive
12:35 pm – 4:28 pm 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
— Nonstop service operates on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays —
— Connecting service available daily —
“Today we’re proud to launch yet another Caribbean route from Boston, giving our customers even more choice when they jet with JetBlue,” said Scott Laurence, the airline’s vice president of network planning. “Together with our nonstop flights from Boston to Aruba, Bermuda, Cancun, Nassau, San Juan, and now Santo Domingo, JetBlue is committed to being the carrier of choice for hub travelers, whether they’re headed to the Caribbean or any one of our two-dozen nonstop destinations across the United States.”
“JetBlue’s continued expansion at Boston Logan shows the popularity of the airline and the power of the Boston market,” said Edward C. Freni, director of aviation for the Massachusetts Port Authority. “We welcome the start of year-round service to Santo Domingo and look forward to JetBlue’s continued growth at Logan.”
“Aerodom is very pleased with JetBlue’s decision to begin scheduled low-cost air service between Boston and Santo Domingo,” said Rodolfo Salgado, CEO of Aerodom, the operator of the Santo Domingo airport. “Boston is a major US market with a significant and growing Dominican population and a steadily-increasing number of tourists from Boston and [the] surrounding area booking vacations in the Dominican Republic. We are confident that, as a result of this new route, tourism and commercial ties between these two vibrant cities will be strengthened, making this very good news indeed for the Dominican Republic.”
JetBlue’s new Santo Domingo service is offered aboard the spacious Airbus A320, which offers customers an industry-leading experience that includes roomy leather seats, the most legroom in coach of any US airline, and free first-run movies on its seatback TVs in both Spanish and English. JetBlue’s unlimited snack and beverage selection – plus its award-winning customer service – is included in every low fare to the Dominican Republic.