JetBlue and Seaborne Airlines began selling flights Wednesday under a codeshare agreement that will offer customers increased travel options and new destinations throughout the Caribbean, Seaborne announced.
Connections will be made via San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, where JetBlue is the largest carrier.
“This latest codeshare agreement combines Seaborne Airlines’ experience serving exciting Caribbean destinations with JetBlue’s established footing as an award-winning carrier to the region,” according to Scott Laurence, senior vice president, airline planning at JetBlue.
Customers flying on JetBlue and Seaborne will enjoy the benefit of traveling on a single ticket that allows for one-stop check-in, baggage transfer to the final destination and conveniently timed connections in San Juan, the Wednesday press release said.
Initially JetBlue will place its designator code on eight Seaborne Airlines routes: Anguilla, Tortola, Dominica, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, St. Thomas and St. Croix.
Once all necessary government approvals are in place, JetBlue will place its designator code on the remainder of the Seaborne Airlines network: Antigua, Fort-de-France, Martinique, La Romana, Dominican Republic, Point-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
“The entire Seaborne Airlines team is excited to begin our codeshare relationship with JetBlue,” said Gary Foss, Seaborne president and chief executive officer. “I’m confident that our customers, Caribbean residents and tourism to our region will all benefit.”
The routes add to JetBlue’s list of destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America. They include Grenada, Curacao, Antigua and Mexico City, which were all added to the JetBlue route map in the past year. Additionally flights to Quito, Ecuador, begin in February 2016.
The partnership between JetBlue, a leading carrier to the Caribbean, and Seaborne Airlines, the largest regional operator in the Caribbean, expands upon the carriers’ successful interline agreement established in 2013.