Seaborne Airlines Introduces Service to the Dominican Republic

Launches New Route from San Juan to La Romana, Dominican Republic

Oct 23, 2013, 17:11 ET from Seaborne Airlines

CHRISTIANSTED, St. Croix, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Seaborne Airlines announced today that they will launch a new route from Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan Puerto Rico (SJU) non-stop to La Romana International Airport in La Romana Dominican Republic (LRM). Beginning Thursday, December 12th, 2013, the flights will initially operate Thursday and Sunday, then on March 15, 2014 will operate seven days per week. 

La Romana, the home of the world-famous Casa de Campo resort and villas is one of the most favored vacation destinations to discerning travelers the world over, due to the beautiful beaches, renowned golf courses and the romance of the adjoining Italian-inspired village Altos de Chavon, the Tuscany of the Caribbean.  "Teeth of the Dog", one of three golf courses at the resort designed by World Golf Hall of Famer, Pete Dye, has "bitten" some of the world's best golfers with its Toss-in trade winds, devilish dog-legs and  the "seven holes created by God".   

And whether for local Puerto Rican visitors or customers from states connecting to or from connect partner American Airlines at SJU, Seaborne's 1:15 pm departure from San Juan with a 3:15 pm return from La Romana makes getting there a lot easier. Seaborne will operate a roomy 34-seat Saab with two pilots, a flight attendant and in-flight service on the route.   

To commemorate the launch of this exciting new destination, Seaborne is offering fares as low as $129 one way, with taxes included for travel. Bookings must be made by November 30th for travel by March 6th, 2014. Flights can be reserved via, Expedia, Travelocity or through your local travel agency. 

"Seaborne is delighted to be bringing the on-time, service we are becoming known for to the Dominican Republic," said Gary Foss, Seaborne's president and chief executive officer.  "La Romana is the first of a number of markets that Seaborne plans to serve in the Dominican Republic, and the 12th airport Seaborne serves as we continue expansion throughout the Caribbean."    

"We are very pleased with Seaborne Airlines' announcement of a new San Juan – La Romana route. Improving air access is a key component to increasing passenger visits to Puerto Rico from the current 8.5 million to 10.0 million annual visits within the next five years. Furthermore, we are excited to be increasing air traffic with the Dominican Republic as we look forward to strengthening commercial ties with our neighbors."
Alejandro Garcia Padilla, Governor of Puerto Rico

About Seaborne Airlines
Seaborne Airlines has been operating in the Caribbean for over 20 years.  With over 1,700 monthly departures to twelve destinations on both airport and seaplane routes, 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 and Guadeloupe and now La Romana in December. Seaborne has carried more than 2 million customers safely and is one of the largest employers in the United States Virgin Islands.  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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SOURCE Seaborne Airlines