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Seaborne Expands to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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SOURCE Seaborne Airlines

Will Be a Key Driver of the New Puerto Rican Economy

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seaborne Airlines, the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean, is pleased to announce the launch of service to its 18th airport, Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ) with non-stop service from Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico (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 February 14, 2014 and Santiago beginning March 15th, 2014. 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 and chief executive officer 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 Munoz Marin 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."
-P.R. Tourism Company Director, Ingrid Rivera Rocafort

San JuanSanto Domingo, D.R. Flight Schedule:

Effective April 15, 2014 thru May 14, 2014

Depart SJU at 8:00am

Arrive SDQ at 9:15am

Depart SDQ at 10:00am

Arrive SJU at 11:15am

Depart SJU at 3:45pm

Arrive SDQ at 5:00pm

Depart SDQ at 5:45pm

Arrive SJU at 7:00pm

Seaborne announced earlier that it is relocating its headquarters to San Juan, Puerto Rico in March. With the relocation Seaborne has committed to the creation of 400 jobs and to rebuilding the Caribbean route structure from Puerto Rico that export growth and tourism are so dependent on.       

About Seaborne Airlines
Seaborne Airlines has been operating in the Caribbean for over 20 years, carrying over two million customers safely. With over 2,100 monthly departures to eighteen airports planned by April, 2014. Seaborne serves San Juan's Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Vieques, St. Thomas airport and seaplane bases, St. Croix airport and seaplane bases, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, La Romana, Dominican Republic, St. Kitts, Nevis, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in February, 2014, St. Maarten and Santiago, Dominican Republic in March 2014. All flights operate with two pilots and twin engines under Federal Air Regulation Part 121, the strictest code of the US Federal Air Regulation governing air travel.   

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