JetBlue Begins Service to Fourth Destination in the Dominican Republic: Punta Cana

NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) continues to grow in the Caribbean, as it adds service today to its fourth city in the Dominican Republic: Punta Cana. Located on the tropical east end of the island, Punta Cana is...


JetBlue offers Customers a host of premium amenities including a free first-checked bag, the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (c), 36 channels of complimentary DIRECTV® (d), more than 100 channels of XM Satellite Radio®, and unlimited free snacks and drinks. In-flight movies are offered complimentary on these routes. For a small fee customers can upgrade to one of JetBlue's super-spacious Even More Legroom seats, which offer travelers 38 inches of seat pitch.

About PUNTACANA Resort & Club

The development of Grupo PUNTACANA dates back to 1969 when Dominican businessman and hotelier Frank R. Rainieri and Theodore W. Kheel, the prominent New York attorney and labor mediator, created a partnership to construct a resort and real estate community that respects the natural habitat of Punta Cana while offering a world-class vacation experience. Maintaining a dedication to sustainable tourism, PUNTACANA Resort & Club has since grown to encompass over 26 square miles and now includes Tortuga Bay; Six Senses Spa; the PUNTACANA Ecological Foundation; four residential communities (Corales, Hacienda, Marina and Arrecife); a full-service marina; nine restaurants; a shopping village; two 18-hole golf courses; and Punta Cana International Airport, a modern facility that incorporates innovative and eco-friendly design. In 1997, Julio Iglesias and Oscar de la Renta joined the Group as co-investors and have made PUNTACANA Resort & Club their home. Currently, Punta Cana is the most highly visited Caribbean destination and is easily accessible from all over the globe.

About Punta Cana International Airport

Punta Cana International Airport is the leading point of entry to the Dominican Republic and the third busiest airport in the Caribbean, with direct flights to 36 countries and more than 98 cities.

Punta Cana International Airport welcoming approximately two million visitors per year and facilitating air travel for the region's 25,000 hotel rooms is an integral part of the Dominican Republic's economic and tourism infrastructure, has been able to maintain passenger traffic to date due to the efficiency of its operations, the geographical diversity of its tourist base and the strength of the Punta Cana and Bavaro tourism offerings.

About JetBlue Airways

Voted "Most Eco-Friendly Airline" by Zagat's Airline Survey in 2008 and 2009, New York-based JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. In 2009, the carrier also ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Low-Cost Carriers in North America" by J.D. Power and Associates, a customer satisfaction recognition received for the fifth year in a row. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue is now pleased to offer customers Lots of Legroom and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue introduced complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services on aircraft "BetaBlue," a first among U.S. domestic airlines. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 60 cities with 650 daily flights. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JET-BLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530 or visit www.jetblue.com.

SOURCE JetBlue Airways

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