For more than a year now JetBlue has been the largest carrier by daily seats in Puerto Rico. And it appears that position is good for business. The carrier announced two significant changes to their operations in Puerto Rico today.
First up, a couple new routes will be added to the map. San Juan will see service to Punta Cana and Santiago in the Dominican Republic. The routes will launch on May 1, 2013, subject to government approval. JetBlue already operates several daily flights between San Juan and Santo Domingo, DR.
The carrier also announced a new co-branded credit card partnership with Banco Santander and MasterCard. Like the new routes and the new terminal just recently opened at San Juan’s airport, the addition of a local credit card offer furthers the relationship of the airline and Puerto Rico. The card will earn one TrueBlue point per dollar spent and there is a 15,000 point sign-up bonus ($1000 spend in 3 months) available now; that’s a 5,000 point bonus over the regular 10,000 point sign-up bonus. Not the most lucrative credit card offer out there, but not too shabby either.