JetBlue Plans 200 Daily Flights From Orlando by 2027, Opens Ticket Sales to the Dominican Republic
JetBlue has today announced their plans to operate up to 200 daily flights from Orlando International Airport by 2027. The carrier also opened ticket sales for flights between Orlando and Punta Cana and Santiago in the Dominican Republic, launching in November.
On Thursday (March 16, 2023), JetBlue announced plans to operate 200 daily flights from Orlando International Airport (MCO) by 2027, following the merger with Spirit Airlines. In total, the airline plans on offering direct service to around 20 markets from Orlando which are not currently served by either airline, while increasing frequencies on approximately 25 additional routes. JetBlue also opened ticket sales today for flights between Orlando and Punta Cana and Santiago in the Dominican Republic. The carrier will offer daily service to both destinations starting November 4, 2023.
In Thursday’s announcement, JetBlue’s Chief Executive Officer, Robin Hayes, said,
“We are pleased to share our plans to deliver more growth and more jobs in Central Florida, enabled by Florida’s booming economy, our combination with Spirit and as part of the growth commitments we agreed to with Florida Attorney General Moody. This growth will establish JetBlue as Orlando’s national low-fare carrier of choice, ensuring customers don’t have to choose between low fares and a great experience.”
Speaking on the new service between Orlando and the Dominican Republic, the Greater Orlando Airport Authority’s CEO, Kevin Thibault, said,
“JetBlue’s new daily service to the Dominican Republic is a welcome addition to Orlando International Airport. As an anchor in our innovative Terminal C, JetBlue continues to provide travelers with options to experience desirable destinations, including Orlando, recognized as one of the most visited cities in the U.S. These expanded routes help Orlando International deliver connectivity and strengthen our position as a major economic generator in the region.”
JetBlue is ‘New York’s Hometown Airline®’ and a leading carrier in Boston (BOS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Los Angeles (LAX), Orlando (MCO) and San Juan (SJU). The airline carries guests to over 100 destinations across the U.S., Caribbean, Latin America, the United Kingdom (London Heathrow and Gatwick), and Paris (from June 29, 2023). JetBlue Airways Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBLU.