JetBlue Airways plans to launch daily non-stop service from Newark Liberty International Airport to Santiago de los Caballeros, the second-largest city in the Dominican Republic, on May 1.
The planned JetBlue Airways service between Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA code EWR) and Santiago’s Cibao International Airport (STI) is subject to receipt of government authority.
“New Jersey is home to the second largest Dominican population in the U.S. after New York, so eliminating the need to cross two rivers in order to get to the airport is significant time savings for our customers,” says Robin Hayes, president of JetBlue Airways.
Flights on the airline’s planned Newark-Santiago service are now available for booking on www.JetBlue.com. Introductory one-way fares from Newark to Santiago start at $169, including government taxes and fees.
The one-way fare will be higher for flights from STI, due to higher government taxes and fees.
Introductory sale fares must be booked by February 8, by the earlier of 11:59 p.m. ET or local time. Introductory is valid for travel between May 1 and June 12, 2014 . A seven-day advance purchase is required.
JetBlue’s schedule between Newark and Santiago de los Caballeros will see its flight depart EWR at 8:40 a.m. daily from May 1 and arrive at STI at 12:29 p.m. Newark and Santiago are in the same time zone during the summer.
In the other direction, JetBlue’s return flight is timed to leave STI at 1:25 p.m. and land at EWR at 5:24 p.m.
JetBlue currently operates non-stop flights from Newark to Boston; Fort Lauderdale Hollywood; Fort Myers; Orlando; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tampa; and West Palm Beach.
The airline will operate its flights to Santiago with Airbus A320 jets.