|By PR Newswire||
|October 8, 2012 03:09 PM EDT||
SAINT CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Seaborne Airlines, the regional carrier based in St. Croix, USVI, and the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board in collaboration with the BVI Airport Authority today announced daily round-trip flights between San Juan's Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport, serving the British Virgin Islands. The new service will operate with 17-seat Dehavilland Twin Otters with twenty four (24) flight segments per week starting December 8, 2012. Starting in February, the market will be operated with 34-seat Saab turboprop equipment with two pilots, flight attendant, in-flight service and a lavatory. By April 2013 Seaborne plans to operate 49 weekly round-trip flights with over 3,300 weekly seats into and out of the market. Service is scheduled to begin December 8.
Additionally, on December 8, Seaborne plans to operate new service from San Juan non-stop to Virgin Gorda, with twelve (12) flight segments weekly with 17-seat Twin Otter service. Seaborne also plans to introduce special promotional fares for BVI residents traveling to San Juan and beyond.
"We're pleased to introduce the first scheduled Saab service to The British Virgin Islands from our connecting complex in San Juan, Puerto Rico," said Gary Foss, president, Seaborne Airlines. "This schedule will allow customers from throughout the United States and Canada easy connections to the beautiful and upscale British Virgin Islands, renowned for their powdery white-sand beaches, lush green mountains and sheltered yacht filled harbors. We are especially eager to provide nonstop service directly from San Juan to Virgin Gorda, home of Little Dix Bay, the Bitter End Yacht Club, Biras Creek, other upscale resorts, villas and small locally owned properties. And of course, there are The Baths, a national park where granite boulders create mysterious grottos in the sea".
BVI travelers will also have access to Seaborne's premium lounge at San Juan's Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. The lounge offers comfortable seating, work areas, charging stations, light refreshments, WIFI access, and Direct TV. Additionally, Seaborne customers have access to FasTrak SJU security access, which allows travelers to go to the head of the TSA line.
Here is the schedule December 8 – February 1 (all times local):
San Juan to Tortola
Daily. Except Wed
Daily, Except Wed.
Tortola to San Juan
Daily, Except Thur.
Daily, Except Wed.
San Juan to Virgin Gorda
Daily, Except Wed.
Virgin Gorda to San Juan
Daily, Except Wed.
About Seaborne Airlines
Seaborne Airlines – named Best Small Air Transport serving the U.S. Virgin Islands every year since 2007 – operates 337 weekly departures to San Juan and Vieques in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas and St. Croix in the USVI. Operating for 17-years in the Caribbean, Seaborne has carried more than 2 million customers. With both Seaplane and Airport operations, all aircraft operate with two pilots. Flights can be reserved via the internet: www.seaborneairlines.com or calling 866-359-8784.
SOURCE Seaborne Airlines
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