Codeshare Agreement that Brings Jet Blue to St.Kitts –Nevis is Great News says Minister Brantley
Jet Blue and Seaborne Airlines has begun selling flights under a codeshare agreement that will offer customers increased travel options and new destinations throughout the Caribbean including St.Kitts-nevis . Connections will be made via San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), where JetBlue is the largest carrier.
Customers flying on JetBlue and Seaborne Airlines will enjoy the benefit of traveling on a single ticket which allows for one-stop check-in, baggage transfer to the final destination, and conveniently timed connections in San Juan. Flights are available for purchase today on JetBlue.com.
“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,” said Scott Laurence, senior vice president, airline planning at JetBlue.
Initially, JetBlue has placed its ‘B6’ designator code on eight Seaborne Airlines routes allowing JetBlue customers to reach more destinations in the Caribbean on a single itinerary:
— Anguilla (AXA)
— Tortola, British Virgin Islands (EIS)
— Dominica (DOM)
— Nevis (NEV)
— St. Kitts (SKB)
— St. Maarten (SXM)
— St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (STT)
— St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (STX)
Following receipt of all necessary government approvals, JetBlue will place the ‘B6′ designator code on the remainder of the Seaborne Airlines network to include:
— Antigua (ANU)
— Fort-de-France, Martinique (FDF)
— La Romana, Dominican Republic (LRM)
— Point-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe (PTP)
— Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ)
— Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ)
“The entire Seaborne Airlines team is excited to begin our codeshare relationship with JetBlue,” said Gary Foss, President and CEO of Seaborne Airlines. “I’m confident that our customers, Caribbean residents, and tourism to our region will all benefit as a result of this agreement.”
The routes add to JetBlue’s already extensive list of destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America including 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.
Minister of Aviation on St.Kitts-Nevis and Tourism Minister and Deputy Premier on Nevis the Hon. Mark Brantley has expressed his pleasure on the announcement which will enhance and expand the travel options into St.Kitts-Nevis .
In a Social Media posting Hon. Brantley said “You can now fly Jet Blue via Seaborne direct to and from Nevis. Check in at VAIA and get your Jetblue boarding pass direct to your final destination with your bags checked through as well. Those of you in Tampa and Fort Lauderdale and parts in-between, coming home for Christmas just got a lot easier. Travelers said they wanted more options, well Jet Blue is now available to you out of Nevis via San Juan seamlessly.”
Brantley continued “This is great news because its the very first time that Jet Blue and Seaborne are selling tickets under the code share agreement. The code share agreement was only reviewed and approved by my Ministry of Aviation a few weeks ago. Now Customers flying on JetBlue and Seaborne Airlines will enjoy the benefit of traveling on a single ticket which allows for one-stop check-in and baggage transfer to the final destination in St.Kitts -Nevis.”
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