Travelers to Dominica who utilize American Airline (AA) and Seaborne Airlines will now have easier access to both airlines.
On Monday AA announced that it has launched a new codeshare agreement with St. Croix-based Seaborne, providing access to six Caribbean destinations including Dominica.
The codeshare agreement allows AA 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).
Travelers can start booking codeshare flights from Monday (June 24) 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.”
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 and AA’s customers will be able to redeem miles on Seaborne flights later this year, AA said in announcing the codeshare launch.
In early April Seaborne began offering daily flights between Melville Hall Airport and Luis Muñoz Marín Airport in San Juan, a route that was normally served by American Eagle.
This, after the Eagle said it would be suspending flights from San Juan in 2013 to a number of Caribbean destinations as it attempts to shave US$75-million per year in labor costs.