JetBlue launches three routes to the Caribbean; gets a cake-tastic welcome in Samaná, Dominican Republic
JetBlue’s New York JFK to Samaná
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.