JetBlue announces flights to Punta Cana and Santiago de los Caballeros from Orlando

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JetBlue announced Thursday a new nonstop service between Orlando International Airport and two major Caribbean destinations, while unveiling new plans to bring more flights to Central Florida.

Beginning Nov. 4, 2023, JetBlue will fly from Orlando to Punta Cana and Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic).

Both routes will operate daily flights, with fares starting at $123.

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“Punta Cana and Santiago are two important Caribbean destinations, but today there are limited options for customers to get there from Orlando,” said David Jehn, JetBlue’s vice president of network planning and partnerships. “These new routes, along with those that our merger with Spirit will enable, will position us to offer even more growth and connectivity to popular destinations for Central Florida customers.”

Following its planned merger with Spirit Airlines, JetBlue expects to reach 200 daily flights in Orlando by 2027.

“The planned merger will open up opportunities for long-term growth, offering the low fare experience on more routes and increasing options in and out of Central Florida. This includes introducing new nonstop service to a number of destinations that would not be viable today. With increased presence and relevance in Orlando, JetBlue would also introduce its game-changing Mint premium experience, further raising the bar for transcontinental flights,” the company said.

JetBlue estimates its plan would add approximately 350 new airport jobs in Orlando, while supporting increased economic activity throughout the region.