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DR Airline News

Our friends at DR1 have some airlines news for the Dominican Republic:

Continental new flights Laura Mallen, general manager of Continental Airline in the DR, announced an increase in the airline's summer flights. There will now be two daily flights departing Las Americas International Airport. A first flight leaves at 12:10pm, arriving Newark in New Jersey at 16:15pm, and a second at 6:38pm, arriving Newark at 10:43pm. Likewise, for summer there are now two daily flights to Punta Cana-Newark route, five days a week. Service to Puerto Plata is maintained. Continental has been flying to the DR for 20 years now, having started service in 1989.

Spirit begins flight to Santiago
Manuel Jaquez, Spirit Airlines Latin American director, is betting on becoming the preferred choice for connecting with Central America, Colombia, Peru and South America for those living in Santiago and the central Cibao area of the DR. Spirit recently began flights on the Santiago-Fort Lauderdale route, departing the Cibao International Airport in Santiago (STI) three times a week with very competitive fares. Alfredo Gonzalez, vice president, tourism and international business of the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Fort Lauderdale traveled to Santiago to promote Fort Lauderdale to the Cibao travelers.

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Also some JetBlue news:

JetBlue non-stop to Fort Lauderdale
JetBlue Airways announces the start of its non-stop flights Santo Domingo's Las Americas International Airport from Fort Lauderdale International (FLL) on Thursday, 18 June. From FLL, the airline already offers non-stop flights to 18 destinations. To kick the flight off, the airline is offering promotional fares. The Fort Lauderdale flight schedule is for a 9am departure from SDQ arriving to FLL at 11:14am. The return is departing 12:45pm from Las Americas International Airport, arriving 2:53pm.
"JetBlue is proud to expand on our success in Fort Lauderdale with new service to Mexico and the Dominican Republic," said Scott Laurence, JetBlue's vice president of network planning.
"Customers have come to prefer JetBlue for our in-flight entertainment, generous name-brand snacks, and award-winning customer service - all for one low price. We invite you to experience our low fares and lots of frills on our newest service between Fort Lauderdale and the Caribbean."
JetBlue will operate its Santo Domingo service with 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.

JetBlue's Boston new nonstop flight
JetBlue Airways launches its direct Boston-Santo Domingo flight this coming Saturday, 19 June. JetBlue is the airline with the greatest number of non-stop destinations from Logan International Airport. JetBlue will initially offer non-stop flights between Boston and the Dominican capital three days per week (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) with plans to expand to daily service over the peak winter season. This new non-stop link complements JetBlue's existing connecting service available daily between Boston and the Dominican cities of Puerto Plata, Santiago and Santo Domingo.
JetBlue's schedule to Santo Domingo is Boston (BOS) to Las Americas International (SDQ) departing at 12:30pm, arriving at 4:28pm. The return flight departs SDQ at 5:30pm and arrives to BOS at 9:30pm.
"Aerodom is very pleased with JetBlue's decision to offer 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 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 will operate its new Boston - Santo Domingo service aboard 150-seat Airbus A320 jets.

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