JetBlue’s New York JFK to Samaná
Posing with the impressive cake baked for JetBlue’s maiden arrival from New York JFK were the airline’s cabin crew; Kelvin Pabon, JetBlue’s GM Dominican Republic; Aerodom’s Francisco Cuellar, CCO; Riad Simon, Route Development Manager; Jeff Goodell, JetBlue’s VP Government Affairs; and Mónika Infante, Aerodom’s CEO.
McKeeva Bush, Premier of the Cayman Islands, cut the celebratory ribbon, cheered by JetBlue's EVP & CIO, Eash Sundaram; Miss Cayman Islands, Lindsay Japal; and the CEO of the Cayman Islands Airports Authority, Jeremy Jackson. JetBlue’s arrival to Grand Cayman from New York JFK was marked with the airline’s generous donation to the Blue Iguana Recovery Program. The $10,000 cheque was presented to the environmental charity by the airline’s EVP and CIO, Eash Sundaram.
- JetBlue launched twice-weekly flights on the 2,400-kilometre route from New York JFK, NY (JFK) to Samaná (AZS) in the Dominican Republic on 14 November. The airline, which now serves a total of six routes to the Caribbean state, received a magnificent welcome in Samaná, as it was presented with a spectacular themed cake showcasing all the local treasures. Scott Laurence, JetBlue’s VP Network Planning and Partnerships, said: “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. As the country’s largest carrier, we’ve long had our eye on it.” In addition, on 15 November, the airline added two routes to Grand Cayman (GCM) in the Cayman Islands and now serves the island with thrice-weekly flights from New York JFK as well as weekly flights from Boston, MA (BOS). Flights on all three routes are served with the airline’s fleet of A320s. JetBlue faces competition on only one of them, as Cayman Airways already operates a twice-weekly schedule from Grand Cayman to New York JFK.