American brings Caribbean closer with Seaborne alliance

American brings Caribbean closer with Seaborne alliance

American Airlines has announced the launch of a new codeshare agreement with St. Croix-based Seaborne Airlines, providing customers access to six destinations in the Caribbean out of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The codeshare agreement allows American to place its code on Seaborne’s flights between San Juan and Dominica, Fort-de-France, Martinique, Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Vieques, Puerto Rico and Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands.

Customers can book travel on the codeshare flights from today.

“American is committed to providing our customers with easy and convenient access to destinations around the globe,” said Kurt Stache, American vice president, strategic alliances.

“This new codeshare relationship with Seaborne affirms that commitment by expanding our global network to include more travel options to the Caribbean.”

Members of the American Airlines AAdvantage program will be eligible to earn miles on the codeshare flights operated by Seaborne, providing another valuable benefit of the relationship.

American’s customers will be able to redeem miles on Seaborne flights later this year.

“This agreement is indicative of the quality of our people and our airline,” said Gary Foss, president, Seaborne.

“We couldn’t be more delighted to be launching a codeshare agreement with American Airlines and look forward to serving its needs in the region for years to come.”

Seaborne has been providing inter-island service to the Virgin Islands and surrounding Caribbean destinations for more than 20 years, and its non-stop service from San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport provides customers with easy access to some of the Caribbean’s premier destinations.