Jetblue has become the country’s most important international carrier. The airliner now has the most number of regular flights between the Dominican Republic and important international airport situated along the US eastern seacoast. The carrier has announced that this summer it will offer 169 weekly flights between New York, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and San Juan (Puerto Rico) and international airports in Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata, Santiago and Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic.
Specifically from New York, there will be weekly flights to Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata, Santiago and Punta Cana. Also, there will be flights between Fort Lauderdale and Orlando to Santo Domingo; from Boston to Santo Domingo, Santiago and Punta Cana; and from San Juan to Santo Domingo.
Most flights are scheduled to land in Santo Domingo’s Las Americas International Airport, with 91 weekly flights. From New York City alone there will be 119 weekly flights to various Dominican international airports.
To Punta Cana, the country’s most important tourism destination, JetBlue will offer one weekly flight to Boston and a daily flight to New York. To Puerto Plata, the north coast’s most important city, the carrier will also offer two daily flights from New York.
In total, last year some 1.2 million US tourists visited the Dominican Republic coming in through its airports.