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JetBlue adds four new Caribbean flights
With the addition of its second route between T&T and the United States, JetBlue Airways last week launched four additional nonstop Caribbean routes. One of the new routes connects Newark Liberty International Airport with the Dominican city of Santiago. The other routes link the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport with Montego Bay, Jamaica; Port-of-Spain, Trinidad; and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
The airline said in a release that a lack of intra-regional flights in the Caribbean impedes the movement of passengers and cargo among the local economies, most of which suffer economic difficulties. In recent months, JetBlue has announced a substantial increase in its inter- and intra-regional routes servicing the Caribbean, making Puerto Rico its regional hub and covering the gap left when American Eagle exited that market a year ago.
“We now offer customers 69 nonstop routes from the US to the Caribbean and more than 200 daily flights to, from and within the Caribbean, which is more than any other airline,” JetBlue President Robin Hayes said. “We will continue to expand our presence in this region to better connect families and friends, create international business opportunities and bring Americans to the wonderful leisure destinations across the Caribbean,” he added.