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Seaborne Airlines and Vieques Air Link Enter into a Cooperative Agreement
Seaborne Airlines and Vieques Air Link, two of Puerto Rico’s leading airlines, are pleased to announce a distribution partnership and codeshare agreement. Under this alliance, both airlines open new destinations to their respective customers.
Seaborne Airlines will host Vieques Air Link’s scheduled itineraries on their reservation system. With this addition, customers have new destinations to explore with seamless connections. Added destinations include:
- Culebra (CPX)
- Vieques (VQS)
Vieques Air Link customers will also benefit from this partnership with better connections throughout the Caribbean and stateside utilizing the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in San Juan (SJU) where Seaborne has interline agreements with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue and United Airlines, among others. Vieques Air Link customers flying on Seaborne will enjoy the benefit of traveling on a single ticket, which allows for one-stop check-in, baggage transfers and convenient connections in San Juan.
“This agreement combines Seaborne Airlines’ experience serving exciting Caribbean destinations with Vieques Air Link established roots in the market. Booking, ticketing and itinerary will be more convenient than ever before,” said Ben Munson, CEO of Seaborne Airlines. “I’m confident that our customers, especially Puerto Rico residents, will all benefit as a result of this agreement.”
“Now our customers will benefit from direct transfers using the San Juan International SJU Airport. This connectivity will bring convenience and flexibility to all tourism and residents as well. The combination of two of Puerto Rico’s leading airlines is the beginning of a comprehensive Caribbean routes coverage like no other in the airline industry,” said Carlos Rodriguez, President and General Manager for Vieques Air Link.
Initially, Seaborne will place its ‘BB’ designator code on Vieques Air Link routes allowing customers to reach more destinations on a single itinerary. This means that flights will be sold as Seaborne Airlines and they will be able to reserve flights in the next 60 days. Flights will be distributed via the Seaborne Airlines website, online travel agencies (OTAs) and the major Global Distribution Systems (GDS).
Seaborne Airlines Makes Travel in the Caribbean More Flexible; Available Mobile Check-In and Boarding Passes Along with Expanded Flying Schedule
We are happy to announce that travel just got easier for you with the introduction of online check-in available on your mobile device. Just visit seaborneairlines.com on your smartphone or mobile device for easy and convenient paperless mobile check-in and boarding passes. This new service is now available at all airports Seaborne serves throughout the Caribbean.
Simply go to seaborneairlines.com from a smartphone or mobile device and select “View Reservation/Check-In,” enter your confirmation code and last name and follow the prompts to complete your check-in and receive your paperless boarding pass. You can also print the boarding pass with flight information and a barcode that can be scanned at security check points and boarding gates.
Expanded schedules to many of our destinations makes connecting and flying times more flexible. Non-stop service between San Juan Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU) to the following destinations has increased in frequency with daily flights and/or overnight flights. This schedule offers better travel times to make connections easier for customers for business or leisure travel.
- Anguilla: (AXA) – Increased service four days a week with six weekly flights
- Tortola: (EIS) – Four daily flights with one overnight
- St. Maarten: (SXM) – Increasing to daily service
- St. Croix: (STX) – We added an extra flight a day for a total of four
We continue to provide service to Dominica, St. Kitts, Nevis and St. Thomas airports and seaplane bases within the USVI. Soon, Vieques and Culebra flights will be offered as part of a regional codeshare agreement with Vieques Air Link.
In addition to these improvements to customer service and schedule expansion, we are offering low fares to many of our destinations to not only make travel convenient, but more affordable.