Regional carrier Seaborne Airlines announced Wednesday the launch of non-stop service to its 18th airport, Las Américas International Airport in Santo Domingo (SDQ), from the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), effective April 15, 2014.
Santo Domingo will be Seaborne’s fourth destination within the Dominican Republic, the others being La Romana, started in December 2013; Punta Cana beginning Feb. 14, and Santiago beginning March 15th. All markets are planned to have daily service.
“San Juan to Santo Domingo provides another access point to the U.S. market and reinforces the importance of Puerto Rico as a connecting point in the Caribbean” said Gary D. Foss, president of SeaStar Holdings, parent company of Seaborne. “And the teaming local market between Puerto Rico’s capital and that of the Dominican Republic will benefit from the added service offering.”
“As the largest air access hub of the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is committed to providing five-star service to the Caribbean region. We are certain this new Seaborne route between San Juan and Santo Domingo will further stimulate the flow of passengers between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The addition of yet another flight to our Luis Muñoz Marín airport provides greater access to a broad network of regional and international destinations to travelers while, at the same time, boosting Puerto Rico’s economic growth,” Puerto Rico Tourism Company Executive Director, Ingrid Rivera-Rocafort said.
Seaborne’s planned San Juan – Santo Domingo, flight schedule is as follows:
Depart SJU at 8 a.m. Arrive SDQ at 9:15 a.m.
Depart SDQ at 10 a.m. Arrive SJU at 11:15 a.m.
Depart SJU at 3:45 p.m. Arrive SDQ at 5 p.m.
Depart SDQ at 5:45 p.m. Arrive SJU at 7 p.m.
Seaborne announced earlier that it is relocating its headquarters to San Juan, Puerto Rico in March. With the relocation Seaborne has committed to creating 400 jobs and to rebuilding the Caribbean route structure from Puerto Rico that export growth and tourism are so dependent upon, company officials said.