JetBlue to launch new Newark service

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JetBlue Airways will launch new service between Newark and Santiago, Dominican Republic, in May.

The once daily flight targeting the visiting friends and relatives market will be operated on an Airbus A320 from 1 May, according to the New York-based carrier.

“This new service will help reconnect families and friends with fares designed to inspire more travel," says Robin Hayes, president of JetBlue, in a statement. "New Jersey is home to the second largest Dominican population in the US 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."

No airlines fly between Newark and Santiago, Innovata schedules show.

JetBlue already flies from Santiago to Boston, New York JFK and San Juan.