Seaborne to fly 3 new routes from LMM

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Seaborne is expanding its business out of LMM.

Seaborne is expanding its business out of LMM.

Seaborne Airlines announced Tuesday new non-stop service from Luis Muñoz Marín Airport to three new airports in the Caribbean — Melville Hall Airport in Dominica, the Aime Cesaire Airport de Fort-de-France in Martinique, and the Pointe-a-Pitre International Airport in Guadeloupe — starting April 1.

The new routes push Seaborne’s total to more than 625 weekly departures to nine destinations from San Juan, namely St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, and Vieques.

“These additions are part of Seaborne’s rapid expansion across the Caribbean, with growth focused on providing new connecting service at San Juan, PR,” said Gary Foss, Seaborne Airlines president. “While Seaborne is capitalizing on changes in the Caribbean marketplace, much of the growth in jobs is taking place in the U.S. Virgin Islands where planes, pilots and flight attendants are based.”

In a statement, the carrier also confirmed that earlier this week, it launched its first interline arrangement with a major carrier — American Airlines — which will make connections from all of Seaborne cities at San Juan even easier.

Baggage will transfer between Seaborne and American on the ramp at San Juan, as opposed to having to be rechecked with the other carrier. Seaborne officials also said they will soon be issuing boarding passes on American flights.

Seaborne recently relocated at LMM to be close to American in Concourse D, and all of its flights will be displayed and sold on AA.com as part of this new arrangement.

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