Seaborne Announces New Service To Santiago In The Dominican Republic And That It Is The First Caribbean Airline To Offer Gate to Gate Cellphone Service

Jan 27, 2014, 14:43 ET from Seaborne Airlines

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seaborne Airlines, the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean, is pleased to announce the launch of service to its 17th airport, from Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) non-stop to Cibao International Airport in Santiago, Dominican Republic (STI). Daily service begins Saturday, March 15th, 2014. Santiago represents Seaborne's third destination announced within the Dominican Republic, the others being La Romana, which will be expanded from Thursday and Sunday only to daily service starting March 15th, and daily service to Punta Cana beginning February 14, 2014.

To commemorate the launch of this exciting new destination, Seaborne is offering fares as low as $99 one way, with taxes and fees included for travel.  Bookings must be made by February 28th for travel by March 15th to June 26th 2014. Flights can be reserved via or calling your travel agent. 

"The announcement of this new service between San Juan, P.R and Santiago, D.R., definitely represents a big step for the Puerto Rico tourism industry.  Seaborne Airlines commitment to increase its services in Puerto Rico strengthens our position as the biggest hub and cruise homeport in the Caribbean and supports the efforts of the government to diversify Puerto Rico as a perfect destination".

—P.R. Tourism Company Director, Ingrid Rivera Rocafort

San JuanSantiago, D.R. Flight Schedule:

Departing SJU 6:45   • Arriving STI 8:15  
Departing STI  9:00  • Arriving SJU 10:30

Departing SJU 13:45   • Arriving STI 15:15
Departing STI  16:00  • Arriving SJU 17:30

Seaborne Airlines is also happy to announce that they are the first Caribbean based airline to allow their customers to use cellphones and other portable electronic devices such as e-readers and tablets in an airplane mode from gate to gate with Federal Aviation Administration approval. Seaborne aircraft have completed carrier-defined tolerance testing to ensure the safe operation of hand-held passenger portable electronic devices during all phases of flight.   

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 seventeen airports planned by February, 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 and St. Maarten 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. 

SOURCE Seaborne Airlines