Aviation News

November 17, 2011

JetBlue Launches Flights to New Cities in Costa Rica and Dominican Republic

JetBlue on Wednesday launched flights to two new Latin American cities from their hub at New York’s JFK International Airport: Liberia, Costa Rica and La Romana, Dominican Republic.

JetBlue CEO David Barger poses with the I Heart JetBlue Airbus A320 at Oshkosh 2011.

JetBlue CEO David Barger poses with the ‘I Heart NY’ Airbus A320 at Oshkosh 2011. (Photo by Matt Molnar)

La Romana is JetBlue’s fifth destination in the Dominican Republic, following Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Santiago and Santo Domingo. It is an up and coming tourist a on the island nation’s southeast coast.

The service to La Romana International Airport (LRM) will operate twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with introductory fares starting at $149. JetBlue first announced its plans to serve La Romana in May 2011.

JetBlue’s second destination in Costa Rica, Liberia is home to the new Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR) in the country’s Guanacaste region, a growing haven for ecotourists and surfers. In fact, during the first month of service, JetBlue will waive baggage fees for travelers who check surfboards.

Originally announced in July, flights to Liberia will operate four times weekly. Fares start at $119 if booked by December 1st.