Seaborne Airlines is launching four-times-weekly service between Puerto Rico’s capital San Juan and Fort-de-France, the capital of Martinique, on June 1.
The carrier has taken over the route from American Eagle and will interline to and from the Martinique route at San Juan with American Airlines. Seaborne’s service to and from Martinique, known as “the island of flowers”, is timed to offer good connections to flights to and from the United States and Canada.
Seaborne Airlines will operate the new service with 34-seat Saab 340B turboprops, having acquired three in the fourth quarter of 2012.
To promote the new service, Seaborne is offering one-way fares from $131 one-way for travel. Promotional-fare bookings must be made by June 15 for travel by July 31, 2013. Flights can be reserved via www.SeaborneAirlines.com, Expedia, Travelocity, and Priceline or through local travel agencies. Connecting travel with American Airlines is also available on AA.com.
In addition, Seaborne Airlines is offering an inaugural special for travel on the new route from June 1 to June 15, offering customers who buy a ticket one additional complimentary ticket for same-day travel. Reservations can be made by calling 866-359-8784.
The carrier’s schedule for the San Juan-Fort-de-France service will see flight number BB4606 leaving San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (IATA code SJU) at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and arriving at Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport (FDF) at 9:15 p.m.
In the other direction, flight BB4521 will depart FDF at 8:30 a.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and touch down at SJU at 10:45 a.m.
“This new route, thanks to the interline agreement with American Airlines, will also allow more possibilities for Martinique residents to travel to North America,” says Karine Roy-Camille, commissioner of the Martinique Tourism Authority. “Furthermore, getting to Martinique will be easier for visitors from Puerto Rico.”
Seaborne Airlines has been operating in the Caribbean for almost 20 years and now offers 625 departures a week to 10 destinations on both airport and seaplane routes.
Its aircraft serve San Juan, Vieques, St. Thomas airport and the island’s seaplane base, St. Croix airport and the island’s seaplane base, Dominica,Tortola and Virgin Gorda , as well as on new routes to Guadeloupe and Martinique.
Seaborne has carried more than 2 million passengers and is one of the largest employers in the United States Virgin Islands.