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Seaborne Airlines Announces Non-Stop Service Between San Juan and Antigua-Barbuda Will Resume Next Month

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SAN JUAN —Seaborne Airlines said that it is pleased to announce that non-stop service between the carrier’s hub in San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport and Antigua and Barbuda, V.C. Bird International Airport, will resume starting Friday, July 21, 2017.

Seaborne Airlines and the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority have entered into an agreement to resume ?ights. The service will provide increased airlift and convenient connecting opportunities for both visitors and Antiguans and Barbudans, great news for those who have a villa antigua vacation waiting for them.

Passengers from over 30 destinations in the Americas and Europe will be able to reach Antigua with a single stop in San Juan through connections with Seaborne’s partner airlines, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, and Vieques Air Link.

All ?ights will be operated by a crew of two pilots and one ?ight attendant on board our ?eet of 34-seat Saab 340 aircraft, which features a roomy cabin with overhead bins, in?ight service, a restroom, and other amenities.

Seaborne will operate four non-stop round-trip ?ights per week between San Juan and Antigua beginning July 21,which will be available for booking now at, preferred travel agency and /or Seaborne reservations Schedule for the market will be as detailed:

“A convenient schedule has been designed to bene?t local customers with easy access between the islands, while connecting passengers will bene?t from direct transfers through Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean” Hector Montanez, Vice President of Commercial, said. “An overnight ?ight with a morning departure from Antigua will maximize convenience to both tourists and residents.”

And the government of Antigua and Barbuda said that it is equally pleased with the new arrangement.

“We are excited to have Seaborne resume services to Antigua and Barbuda, starting this July,” Antigua Tourism Minister Asot Michael said. “Additional airlift, which is also competitively priced, is a plus for the destination as we prepare for a busy summer season with visitors travelling to Antigua and Barbuda for vacation, and to participate in our major summer festival, Antigua’s Carnival which celebrates its 60th Anniversary this year from July 27th – August 8th 2017.”


Seaborne Airlines, the largest Caribbean based regional airline for almost 25 years, operates iconic seaplanes and an airport based ?eet that service the beautiful islands throughout the Caribbean, carrying approximately 3 million customers safely.

With over 1,500 monthly departures to 11 airports, Seaborne serves San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, St. Thomas airport and Seaplane base, St. Croix airport and Seaplane Base, Anguilla, Tortola, Dominica, Saint Martin, St. Kitts, Nevis. All Flights operate with two pilots and
two engines.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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