SOURCE: JetBlue

October 29, 2013 10:43 ET

JetBlue Adds Nonstops to the Caribbean From Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood

Service to Montego Bay, Punta Cana and Port of Spain Launch May 1, 2014 (a)

Fares on Sale Today From Fort Lauderdale to Montego Bay and Punta Cana From $99 One Way for Travel May 1 - June 18, 2014 (b)

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 29, 2013) - JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) continues to grow at its South Florida focus city Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood with two new non-stop routes. Beginning May 1, 2014, JetBlue will fly once a day to Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (a). These two flights are now available for sale, with special introductory fares starting at $99 one way (b) for travel from May 1, 2014 through June 18, 2014. The two new routes are in addition to the already announced nonstop once-a-day flight to Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, also starting May 1, 2014 (a).

"Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood was JetBlue's very first destination and we have always been very committed to the South Florida region. With these new nonstop flights to three of the Caribbean's premier destinations, we will offer 29 nonstop routes and more than 70 daily flights from Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood on peak days," said Dave Barger, JetBlue's president and CEO. 

"We are excited to be an integral part of JetBlue's continued growth here in South Florida. We look forward to the great service they will provide our community with the expansion to Punta Cana and Montego Bay as part of their long-term commitment here in Broward County," said Kent G. George, Director of Aviation, Broward County Aviation Department, Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood Airport. 

"We are delighted to welcome JetBlue's new service from Fort Lauderdale to Punta Cana," said Magaly Toribio, Marketing Advisor for the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism. "We greatly value our long-term partnership with JetBlue and the new route will positively impact tourism. The non-stop service will further improve accessibility to the breathtaking region for U.S. travelers who seek the area's world-class resorts, internationally-ranked golf courses, pristine coastlines and more."

"Our partnership with JetBlue has been crucial as we continue to increase airline options for travelers," said John Lynch, Director of Tourism for the Jamaica Tourist Board. "A new daily service from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood provides Jamaicans overseas, as well as non-Jamaican travelers a simple, competitively-priced way to fly into the heart of Montego Bay. We're encouraged that JetBlue continues to see the value in the destination by continually adding new flights. With such easy access, our hope is that travelers from south Florida will make Jamaica their home away from home."

JetBlue's schedule between Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Punta Cana (PUJ) effective May 1, 2014 (a):

   
FLL to PUJ: PUJ to FLL:
Depart - Arrive Depart - Arrive
11:20 a.m. - 1:44 p.m. 2:40 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
   

JetBlue's schedule between Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Montego Bay (MBJ) effective May 1, 2014 (a):

   
FLL to MBJ: MBJ to FLL:
Depart - Arrive Depart - Arrive
12:47 p.m. - 1:29 p.m. 2:25 p.m. - 5:04 p.m.
   

JetBlue's schedule between Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Port of Spain (POS) effective May 1, 2014 (a):

   
FLL to POS: POS to FLL:
Depart - Arrive Depart - Arrive
7:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. - 3:54 p.m.
   

About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is a leading carrier in Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood , Boston, New York City, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando and San Juan, JetBlue carries 30 million customers a year to 79 cities in the US, Caribbean and Latin America with an average of 750 daily flights. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. JetBlue's fleet totals 190 aircraft, comprising 130 Airbus A320s, 1 A321 and 59 Embraer 190s. Upcoming destinations include Detroit, Mich.; Savannah, Ga.; and Worcester, Mass.; as well as Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Lima, Peru, subject to receipt of government approval. For more information please visit JetBlue.com.

(a) Flights subject to receipt of government approvals.

(b) Fare Restrictions

Fare includes government taxes/fees and must be purchased by 11/3/13 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights on Tuesday and Wednesday only from Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) or to Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) between 5/6/14 - 6/18/14. 7-day advance purchase required. Fare will be higher for flights from PUJ and MBJ due to higher government taxes/fees. Fare is subject to availability; may not be available on all flights; may change without notice; must be purchased at time of reservation; and is one-way, nonstop, nonrefundable and nontransferable. Reservations made one week or more prior to a flight's scheduled departure may be canceled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. First checked bag is free (weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights marked or operated by other airlines apply). Fare does not include fees for oversized/overweight/extra baggage or other fees for products/services sold separately. To view baggage fees and other optional services and fees, click here. $25 fee per person applies to fares (not Award flights) purchased by phone or at an airport or ticket office. Cancellations/changes must be made prior to scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is forfeited); $150 change/cancel fee per person will apply, and for changes, there may be a fare adjustment. Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one year. Proper documentation required for boarding. Other restrictions apply.

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