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The new Eurowings to fly to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Lufthansa Group (Frankfurt) has issued this statement about additional long-range routes for the new Eurowings:

The new Eurowings is further expanding its long-haul routes. Starting this winter, Eurowings customers will be able to fly to another attractive long-haul destination. The first flight from Cologne/Bonn to Puerto Plata in the Caribbean will take off on November 7, 2015. Flights will depart from Cologne/Bonn once a week, on Saturdays. The port city of Puerto Plata is situated on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic.

Eurowings is also increasing its number of flights to Dubai and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Due to strong demand, the new Eurowings will fly to Punta Cana three times a week from November 7, 2015. There will now also be three flights a week to Dubai from December 17, 2015.

The expansion means that the new Eurowings will now offer a total of six long-haul destinations in the winter season.

Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss/AirlinersGallery.com. The first aircraft to be repainted is Airbus A320-214 D-AIZQ (msn 5497).

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WestJet celebrates the spirit of giving with a new video

WestJet (Calgary) today (December 1) celebrates the release of the airline’s third annual holiday video, WestJet Christmas Miracle: Spirit of Giving, showing how WestJet and its now-famous Blue Santa brought a snowy Canadian Christmas to a community in the Dominican Republic.

Since 2012, WestJet and Live Different – a Canadian charity that works with volunteers on development projects abroad – have built 23 homes for families living in extreme poverty in the Puerto Plata community of Nuevo Renacer, one of four destinations WestJet serves in the Dominican Republic. The airline’s history with and commitment to Nuevo Renacer led to its decision to share the Christmas spirit with local residents in a way they will never forget.

“The WestJet holiday video has become a tradition for us, an opportunity for WestJetters to enrich lives through our fun and caring culture,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Sales Marketing and Guest Experience. “Having shared the holiday spirit last year with our guests in Toronto, Hamilton and Calgary that resulted in the more than 36 million views of the video in every country around the world, we decided to celebrate Christmas this year with a community that is near and dear to our hearts. This was our chance to give the people of Nuevo Renacer a once-in-a-lifetime experience – a Canadian Christmas.”

Last month, 20 WestJetters travelled to Nuevo Renacer to work alongside Live Different and 40 local residents to secretly create the 2014 WestJet Christmas Miracle: Spirit of Giving video. Once again this year, multiple hidden cameras were used to capture the experience.

“Bringing the spirit of Christmas to this community was an extraordinary idea that took extraordinary effort,” said Charles Roberts, Executive Director of Live Different. “WestJet’s genuine desire to enrich the lives of those in the WestJet world extends to this community too. Providing a memorable and fun experience that celebrates the spirit of Christmas with no strings attached, is something that WestJet did with excellence and careful consideration. We are thrilled to have a partner who shares a deep conviction to value and care for people as their first priority.”

Live Different is a Canadian charity that exists to embrace and inspire a lifestyle that cares for people, not stuff. Live Different accomplishes this by providing experiential programs that engage lives on a personal level. These strategically linked programs include high school motivational presentations, which have impacted over 1.1 million students; international volunteer trips, which gives volunteers the opportunity to assist in development projects in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Thailand; and the Live Different Academy, a gap-year program where young adults are mentored, gain cross-cultural experience, and are transformed in their thinking, their actions, and their focus for the future.

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JetBlue Airways today launches three seasonal routes from Boston

JetBlue Airways (New York) today (November 1) launches three new seasonal routes from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). JetBlue now offers seasonal weekly services to Liberia, Costa Rica; Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; and Saint Lucia.

Earlier this year, the carrier introduced service from Boston to Detroit, Michigan, and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, Georgia.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 N828JB (msn 5723) with Sharklets departs from Washington (Reagan National).

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Aerolineas Argentinas is coming to Punta Cana

Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) will add Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on January 3, 2015 via Caracas per Airline Route. The new route will be operated three days a week with Boeing 737-800s.

The airline will also serve Havana via Caracas starting on January 5, 2015.

Copyright Photo: Steve Bailey/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8BK N5573P (msn 41561) departs from Boeing Field in Seattle on a test flight. The new aircraft was delivered as LV-FRQ on April 10, 2014.

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Southwest Airlines to operate seasonal Caribbean service from Milwaukee to both Montego Bay and Punta Cana

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) will add seasonal and weekly (saturdays) service from Milwaukee to both Montego Bay, Jamaica and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic from January 24 through April 4, 2015 per Airline Route.

Meanwhile the company is trying to lower its rising costs with new efforts to remain competitive with its union contracts. Bloomberg Businessweek looks at this critical effort. Read the full article: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. “Heart Two” in the form of Boeing 737-8H4 N8645A (msn 36907) painted in the dazzling 2014 livery arrives at the Baltimore/Washington (BWI) hub.

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Sunwing Airlines to operate weekly New Orleans-Punta Cana charters

Sunwing Airlines (flysunwing.com) (Toronto) starting on May 14, 2015 will operate weekly charter flights from New Orleans to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on behalf of Vacation Express per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-86J C-GOWG (msn 37757) with Aviation Partners Boeing Split Scimitar Winglets taxies at Toronto (Pearson).

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JetBlue Airways launches four new routes today to the Caribbean

JetBlue Airways (New York) today launches four new nonstop routes to the Caribbean, expanding its ever growing network in the region.

JetBlue today begins nonstop service from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Santiago, Dominican Republic (STI). JetBlue also serves Newark with flights to Boston, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

At Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), the airline today begins nonstop service to Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ); Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (POS); and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ). As of today, JetBlue serves 29 destinations from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, with upcoming nonstop flights to Pittsburgh (PIT) commencing October 29 and the airline also intends to launch a nonstop route to Albany, NY, next year.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 N623JB (msn 2504) taxies to the runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

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United plans to operate Newark-Santiago, Dominican Republic flights this summer

United Airlines (Chicago) today announced plans to operate flights between its Newark Liberty International Airport hub and Santiago in the Dominican Republicin the summer of 2014. The flights are subject to government approval.

United plans to introduce daily service, utilizing Boeing 737-900 aircraft, leaving Newark Liberty at 9:00 a.m. (0900) and arriving in Santiago at 12:55 p.m. (1255). The return flight will depart Santiago at 1:50 p.m. (1350), arriving at Newark Liberty at 5:55 p.m. (1755)  The service will open for sale once regulatory approval is granted. The new service will be timed to provide roundtrip connectivity with Washington, D.C., and Chicago (O’Hare).

In the Dominican Republic, United offers flights from Newark to Santo Domingo, Punta Cana and Puerto Plata and on a seasonal basis from Chicago (O’Hare) and Washington (Dulles), to Punta Cana. Details of the new flight will be announced once the service is approved.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-924 N79402 (msn 30119) climbs away quickly from the runway at Los Angeles International Airport.

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PAL Airlines leases an Airbus A330-300 from AirEuropa for the southern summer season

PAL Airlines (Santiago) has leased in from AirEuropa (Palma de Mallorca and Madrid) the pictured Airbus A330 for the southern summer season. The new type entered revenue service on January 11, 2014 between Santiago and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Copyright Photo: Alvaro Romero/ModoCharlie.com. AirEuropa’s Airbus A330-343X EC-LXR (msn 1097) taxies yesterday (January 21) with joint titles at hot and hazy Santiago, Chile.

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Seaborne Airlines starts San Juan-La Romana flights

Seaborne Airlines (Christiansted, St. Croix and San Juan) has started new service from San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) to La Romana International Airport in La Romana, Dominican Republic (LRM).  Seaborne’s new route represents the only nonstop service from San Juan to La Romana.

Currently operating Thursday and Sunday, Seaborne will offer daily service effective on March 15, 2014.

Seaborne also recently announced new service between Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) and St Kitt’s Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB), with continuous service to Nevis’ Vance W. Amory International Airport (NEV), beginning on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

Copyright Photo: Raul Sepulveda/AirlinersGallery.com. Seaborne has been adding SAAB 340B turboprops to its fleet. N353SA (msn 351), still in the basic Pacific Coastal livery, prepares to depart from the SJU hub.