A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for JetBlue Airways’ inaugural flight between Fort Lauderdale and Santiago on 14 June. The carrier will offer a daily rotation on the 1,226-kilometre sector, operated using the airline’s fleet of A320s. This becomes JetBlue’s fifth route to Santiago after Boston, New York’s JFK and Newark, plus San Juan. Among those at the launch were: Ruben Rosario, Station Manager Santiago, JetBlue Aiways (left); Julio Almonte, Deputy Minister of Tourism for the North Coast (second left); Adam Schless, Director, Aircraft Transactions & International Counsel, JetBlue Airways (third right); and Teofilo Gomez, Administrative and Financial Director, Santiago Airport (second right).
- JetBlue Airways commenced flights between Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Santiago (STI) on 14 June, with the 1,226-kilometre sector becoming the airline’s fifth route to the Dominican Republic airport. The carrier already serves the Caribbean city from Boston, New York’s JFK and Newark, plus San Juan in Puerto Rico. “This expansion of JetBlue service highlights our commitment to the Dominican community, offering greater access to our award-winning service, for which JetBlue is recognised, competitive rates and even more flight options between the Dominican Republic and the US,” commented Giselle Cortes, Board Director, Airports, JetBlue Airways. While this is a new service from the US carrier, which it will operate daily, the airport pair is already served by ULCC Spirit Airlines, with it offering four weekly flights based on OAG Schedules Analyser data. See how Santiago Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.