Seaborne Airlines and Vieques Air Link announced on Wednesday a distribution partnership and codeshare agreement that will see both airlines opening new destinations to their respective customers.
Seaborne Airlines will host Vieques Air Link’s scheduled itineraries on their reservation system, according to the Seaborne release. With this addition, customers have new destinations to explore with seamless connections.
Added destinations include:
Vieques Air Link customers will also benefit from the partnership with better connections throughout the Caribbean and stateside, utilizing the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in San Juan (SJU), where Seaborne has interline agreements with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, and United Airlines among others, according to Seaborne. Additionally, Vieques Air Link customers flying on Seaborne will enjoy the benefit of traveling on a single ticket, which allows for one-stop check-in, baggage transfers, and convenient connections in San Juan.
“This agreement combines Seaborne Airlines’ experience serving exciting Caribbean destinations with Vieques Air Link’s established roots in the market,” said Seaborne CEO Ben Munsen. “Booking, ticketing and itinerary will be more convenient than ever before. I’m confident that our customers, especially Puerto Rico residents, will all benefit as a result of this agreement.”
“Now our customers will benefit from direct transfers using the San Juan International SJU Airport. This connectivity will bring convenience and flexibility to all tourism and residents as well. The combination of two of Puerto Rico’s leading airlines is the beginning of a comprehensive Caribbean routes coverage like no other in the airline industry,” said Carlos Rodriguez, president and general manager of Vieques Air Link.
According to the release, Seaborne will initially place its ‘BB’ designator code on Vieques Air Link routes allowing customers to reach more destinations on a single itinerary. This means that flights will be sold as Seaborne Airlines and passengers will be able to reserve flights in the next 60 days, according to the release. Flights will be distributed via the Seaborne Airlines website, online travel agencies and the major Global Distribution Systems.