JetBlue in Talks to Add Flights from U.S. to Dominican Republic

Negotiations with JetBlue Airways to establish direct flights from the U.S. to the Dominican Republic’s Samana peninsula are “very advanced,” said Fabeth Martinez Fernandez, executive director of Samana’s hotel association. “Nothing is concrete yet, [but] we are hoping to announce news of an agreement soon,” he said during a press conference at the Dominican Annual Travel Exchange (DATE) conference in Punta Cana.

JetBlue is expected to operate the direct flights from New York’s JFK airport to Juan Bosch International Airport in Samana’s El Catey province when an agreement is finalized.

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Announcing Destination 73: Samaná!

We’re excited to announce plans to expand to our sixth destination in the Dominican Republic and 73rd BlueCity with the addition of Samaná, subject to receipt of government approval.

Effective November 14, 2012, we plan to launch twice weekly flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and El Catey International Airport (AZS), on Wednesdays and Saturdays – the only service between the United States and this emerging tourist destination. Flights are on sale now for as low as $169 each way today through July 13 at http://www.jetblue.com/new for travel between November 14 and February 9, 2013.

Samaná is a fabulous vacation destination for the adventure seeker, a couple’s retreat, or an escape for the entire family. With beautiful mountains, pristine beaches, rain forest, and a variety of amenities, Samaná can satisfy every vacation-goers appetite.

Proposed schedule between JFK and AZS:

JFK to AZS: AZS to JFK:
Depart – Arrive Depart – Arrive
8:25 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. 2:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
– Flights operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays effective November 14, 2012-