NEW YORK and BOSTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To celebrate its 61st Blue City, JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today announced an introductory $99 (a) sale fare each way between Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) or Boston's Logan International Airport (b). Flights must be booked by February 1, 2010 at www.jetblue.com and travel must take place between May 8 and June 12, 2010. Taxes, fees and restrictions apply (a).
JetBlue will begin daily nonstop flights year-round between Aeropuerto Internacional de Punta Cana and New York/JFK on May 6, 2010, and nonstop weekly flights (on Saturdays) from Boston's Logan International, on May 8, 2010 (b). Punta Cana will be JetBlue's 15th international destination and fourth destination in the Dominican Republic, where the airline has grown substantially in recent years to become the nation's #1 airline (c).
Punta Cana will also be JetBlue's 34th nonstop city from Boston, where the airline already offers service to more nonstop destinations than any other carrier. JetBlue will continue its growth at Logan on May 13, 2010 with new nonstop daily service to its 35th destination: San Jose, California. Flights between Boston and San Jose are now available to book on www.jetblue.com.
"JetBlue is happy to be adding Punta Cana to our group of Dominican destinations. We are confident this destination will be, like our other destinations on the island, a great success," said Scott Laurence, JetBlue's vice president of network planning. "We are very happy with our operations in the D.R. and look forward to continuing our growth and sharing the JetBlue Experience – complete with free snacks, drinks, seatback TVs and friendly service – with more travelers to and from the island."
JetBlue will operate its Punta Cana service with spacious 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft. The A320 offers travelers all of the amenities for which JetBlue has become well-regarded: complimentary seatback television programming (d), free first-run movies on flights outside the continental U.S., comfortable leather seats, the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (e), unlimited free snacks and industry-leading customer service.
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New York-based JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue is now pleased to offer customers Lots of Legroom and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue introduced complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services on aircraft "BetaBlue," a first among U.S. domestic airlines. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 60 cities with 600 daily flights. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530 or visit www.jetblue.com.
(a) For travel to Punta Cana, DR from Boston and/or New York City: Travel must be booked by February 1, 2010 11:59 PM MT. Fares require up to a 14-day advance purchase. Travel must take place between May 8, 2010 and June 12, 2010. Travel must be completed by June 12, 2010. Travel must take place on Saturday only for travel between Boston and Punta Cana. All fares are subject to change without notice. Fares may not be available on all days or on all flights. Fares are most often found on midweek travel dates. All fares must be purchased at time of reservation, and are one-way, nonrefundable, and nontransferable. Travel costs $15 more per person if purchased by telephone, or at an airport or city ticket office. Cancellations and changes can be made prior to scheduled departure for $100 per person at 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530, 1-809-200-9898 if located in the Dominican Republic, 1-800-963-3014 if located in Jamaica, or at jetblue.com, with applicable fare adjustment. Cancellations are for a JetBlue travel credit only, which is valid for one year. If a reservation is not changed or canceled prior to scheduled departure, all money associated with the reservation is forfeited. Fares do not include Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9 each way, September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 each way and a Federal Segment Tax of $3.70 per domestic segment. A segment is a takeoff and landing. International fares also do not include government fees and taxes of up to $127.60 each way. Puerto Rico fares also do not include a US Departure Tax of $16.10 each way. All taxes and fees must be paid at the time of purchase. JetBlue reserves the right to deny boarding to passengers without proper documentation. A second bag fee of $30 applies. DIRECTV(r) service is not available on flights outside the continental US. Non-stop service to/from Punta Cana, DR begins on May 8, 2010. Other restrictions apply. ©2010 JetBlue Airways
(b) Routes are subject to receipt of Dominican government operating authority.
(c) Based on service capacity between the Dominican Republic and nonstop destinations, as measured by Available Seat Miles (ASMs)
(d) DIRECTV® service is not available on flights outside the continental United States; however, where applicable in-flight movies are offered complimentary on these routes.
(e) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines
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