South America and Caribbean

Air Europa and Seaborne Airlines to codeshare

Air Europa A330-200
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Air Europa continues its expansion throughout the Caribbean by connecting its daily flight between Spain and the Dominican Republic with its neighbor, Puerto Rico.

The Spanish airline and Seaborne, a Puerto Rican airline, have reached a codeshare agreement to cover the route between Santo Domingo and San Juan, Puerto Rico, which will allow for daily flights to and from the islands and, as a result, the connection of both capitals with the Adolfo Suarez Airport in Madrid-Barajas. This will permit Air Europa passengers to fly to Puerto Rico every day, by making a short stop in Las Americas Airport in Santo Domingo. This route will be added to the two direct flights that Air Europa has been operating between Spain and Puerto Rico since June 2014.

Air Europa’s President, Juan Jose Hidalgo said:

“This agreement represents a step forward in our mission to be the go-to airline in flying to and from Europe, America and the Caribbean. I’m sure that with Seaborne we have found a great partner, due to their impeccable trajectory and incredible punctuality index of over 98%.”

Seaborne is a company with over 20 years of experience in the Caribbean and an excellent security and operational performance history. For the Santo Domingo – San Juan route, it has an available fleet of 8 Saab 340B.

Mr. Gary Foss, Chief Executive Officer of Seaborne, said:

“Seaborne is honored to be selected by Air Europa to provide this service. It is a vote of confidence in our team of outstanding professionals that has brought service to 16 airports across the Caribbean.We want to especially thank the Tourism Company of Puerto Rico for their steadfast support of Seaborne”.

Ingrid Rivera Rocafort, Executive Director of the Tourism Company of Puerto Rico, explains:

“Efforts to continue positioning Puerto Rico as the main axis of Caribbean air access and increase flight options for our visitors continue to pay fruit. The alliance between airlines Air Europa and Seaborne, respectively leaders in Europe and the Caribbean, not only open new markets for Puerto Rico. They are also an integral part of our campaign to promote the island as a five-star destination and simplify the travel planning process for potential travelers to Puerto Rico. “ 

The codeshare agreement between Air Europa and Seaborne will take effect March 29.

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