JetBlue to offer flights from Boston to Santo Domingo

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Further bolstering its position at Boston Logan airport, JetBlue Airways plans to launch flights to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic on 19 June.

During an investor presentation on 10 March JetBlue CEO Dave Barger said the carrier offers more destinations from Boston than any other carrier operating from the airport.

The latest destination is part of JetBlue's strategy to expand its international reach by dedicating roughly 20% of its capacity at the end of 2009 to international markets. That compares to 16% at year-end 2008 and 11% the previous year. JetBlue plans to offer nonstop flights three days per week, followed by an expansion to daily flights during the peak winter season. The carrier says the new flights complement existing service from Boston to the Dominican cities of Puerto Plata and Santiago.

JetBlue will compete directly with American Airlines on the new Boston-Santo Domingo flights. Schedules in Innovata show the Dallas-based carrier offers three nonstop flights per week.