JetBlue is the latest U.S.-based airline to announce several new routes to the Dominican Republic with the launching of non-stop flights from Orlando to Punta Cana and Santiago.
JetBlue currently operates the most extensive network of flights from the U.S. to the Dominican Republic with an average of 13 daily flights.
Here’s the latest on JetBlue’s newest flights to the sun-soaked island:
New Orlando Flights To Increase Options For Travelers
Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic have become some of the most popular destinations for American travelers as demand continues to soar. Many airlines are mulling new flights to the tropical nation, with JetBlue being the latest airline to announce new routes.
The low-cost carrier will begin operating a new non-stop flight from Orlando International Airport to Punta Cana this November, just in time for the busy winter season, as well as a direct flight to the bustling city of Santiago.
November and especially December are typically some of the busiest months for travel in Punta Cana, and JetBlue’s announcement means travelers will have a greater choice of flights to the popular resort location.
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JetBlue also said it would be launching a new flight to Cibao International Airport, the country’s third-busiest aerial hub located in the northern region of Santiago.
The new daily Orlando – Punta Cana and Orlando – Cibao flights will officially begin operating on November 4 this year. JetBlue will be flying to Punta Cana daily at 08:35 AM and arriving at 12:05 P.M. Meanwhile, the return flight is scheduled for 1:10 P.M., with arrival in Orlando at 3:00 P.M.
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Meanwhile, JetBlue’s departure to Cibao will take place at 1:00 P.M daily and arrive at 4:20 P.M, while the returning flight to Orlando takes off at 5:30 P.M with arrival scheduled for 7:10 P.M.
JetBlue’s decision to expand its Dominican Republic flights will significantly boost travel options for Florida residents, although it will also benefit travelers across the U.S., who can transit via the airline’s Orlando hub. The low-cost airline will be the first U.S. airline to offer a non-stop flight to Cibao International Airport from Orlando.
JetBlue operates an extensive network of flights to and from the Dominican Republic, with flights to major hubs like Punta Cana and especially the capital, Santo Domingo. However, travelers can also fly non-stop to Puerto Plata from several U.S. hubs, including New York and Boston.
This Is How Much The Flights Will Cost
As of May 4, JetBlue is selling flights from Orlando to Punta Cana for as low as $179 per person. The two-and-a-half-hour non-stop flight is priced similarly throughout November, with fares rising to around $250 per person in December.
Meanwhile, JetBlue’s new flight to Santiago (Cibao) will set travelers back $223 per person in November, with December flights averaging $250 per person.
JetBlue generally offers some of the most affordable flights out of any low-cost carrier, especially when taking into consideration the array of onboard amenities such as free Wi-Fi, unlimited entertainment, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks.
However, as with all low-cost carriers, extra legroom, additional luggage, and other perks will cost travelers more, so be mindful of hidden costs when booking.
Several Dominican Republic airports are currently undergoing massive renovations that are set to make flying to the country safer and more comfortable.
Punta Cana International Airport is wrapping up a $200 million makeover that will introduce new high-tech check-in and boarding gates, while Cibao International Airport just kicked off an extensive renovation that will augment its size and amenities.
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