American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) today announced the launch of a new code-share agreement with Seaborne Airlines (St. Croix), providing customers access to six destinations in the Caribbean out of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The code-share agreement allows American to place its code on Seaborne’s flights between San Juan (SJU) and Dominica (DOM), Fort-de-France, Martinique (FDF), Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe (PTP), Tortola, British Virgin Islands (EIS), Vieques, Puerto Rico (VQS) and Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands (VIJ). Customers can book travel on the codeshare flights today for travel beginning June 27, 2013.
As we have previously reported, Seaborne Airlines has been adding SAAB 340B turboprops and adding new longer-range routes, filling the void left by the removal of the American Eagle-Executive Airlines ATR 72s.
Video: A look at the Seaborne’s DHC-6 Twin Otter operations:
Seaborne Airlines (St. Croix) has announced new nonstop service from Luis Muñoz Marín Airport in San Juan, PR (SJU) to three new airports in the Caribbean effective April 1, 2013; Melville Hall Airport in Dominica (DOM), the Aime Césaire Airport de Fort-de-France in Martinique (FDF) and the Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport in Guadeloupe (PTP). All three routes will be flown with the newly acquired 34-seat SAAB 340A aircraft.
With the addition of these three routes, Seaborne will operate more than 625 weekly departures to eight stations from San Juan: Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix, USVI (STX); Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, USVI (STT); Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport in Beef Island Tortola, BVI (EIS); Virgin Gorda Airport in Virgin Gorda, BVI (VIJ) and the Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport in Vieques, Puerto Rico (VQS). The new SAAB 340A aircraft will operate to the new markets and to St. Croix, St. Thomas and Tortola, in tandem with the company’s 17-seat DHC-6 Twin Otters.
In addition Seaborne has entered into a new interline agreement with American Airlines replacing the former American Eagle ATR 72s operated by Executive Airlines (San Juan).
Copyright Photo: Seaborne Airlines. The first SAAB 340 joined the fleet in December 2012.