Codeshare Agreement Allows for Access to New Destinations in the Caribbean with Nonstop Service from San Juan
MIAMI, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines today announces 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 (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.
"American is committed to providing our customers with easy and convenient access to destinations around the globe," said Kurt Stache, American's 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."
"This agreement is indicative of the quality of our people and our airline," said Gary Foss, President of 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."
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.
Seaborne has been providing inter-island service to the Virgin Islands and surrounding Caribbean destinations for more than 20 years, and its nonstop service from San Juan's Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport provides customers with easy access to some of the Caribbean's premier destinations.
For more details about American's new codeshare agreement with Seaborne, please visit aa.com/seaborne.
About American Airlines
American Airlines focuses on providing an exceptional travel experience across the globe, serving more than 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories. American's fleet of nearly 900 aircraft fly more than 3,500 daily flights worldwide from hubs in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. American flies to nearly 100 international locations including important markets such as London, Madrid, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. With more than 500 new planes scheduled to join the fleet, including continued deliveries of the Boeing 737 family of aircraft and new additions such as the Boeing 777-300ER and the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, American is building toward the youngest and most modern fleet among major U.S. carriers. American's website, aa.com®, provides customers with easy access to check and book fares, and personalized news, information and travel offers. American's AAdvantage® program, voted Airline Program of the Year at the 2013 Freddie Awards, lets members earn miles for travel and everyday purchases and redeem miles for flights to almost 950 destinations worldwide, as well as flight upgrades, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and other retail products. The airline also offers nearly 40 Admirals Club® locations worldwide providing comfort, convenience, and an environment with a full range of services making it easy for customers to stay productive without interruption. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest airlines in the world, including global brands like British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia Airlines, Japan Airlines, LAN and Qantas. Together, its members serve more than 840 destinations served by some 9,000 daily flights to nearly 160 countries and territories. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir or Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.
About Seaborne Airlines
Seaborne, the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean, with 625 weekly departures to 11 destinations throughout the region, has airport connecting operations at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan and seaplane operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Operating for 20 years, Seaborne has carried 2.5 million customers safely. All aircraft operate with two pilots under the U.S. Federal Government's highest operating standard (FAR Part 121 flight rules).
SOURCE American Airlines