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Press Release from the BVI Tourist Board:

Seaborne Airlines to begin Flight Services to the BVI


Tortola, British Virgin Islands, 18th July 2012 – Visitors will soon have added options when travelling to the British Virgin Islands, with the addition of Seaborne Airlines to the country’s air transportation.

Beginning on the 1st October 2012, Seaborne Airlines will be operating two flights daily between San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico and the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport in the BVI. Seaborne Airlines plans to significantly increase service in 2013 to facilitate up to seven flights daily to the BVI.

Over the next eight months, Seaborne Airline will be expanding its fleet of aircrafts to include the Saab 340B, which will have the capacity to hold up to 34 passengers per flight. With twice the number of seats per aircraft and additional scheduled flights, the new planes will be able to facilitate in meeting the high demand of air travel to the BVI. The first Saab 340B aircrafts will be incorporated into the fleet at the end of the year and will start flying to the BVI in March 2013.

According to newsismybusiness.com, Seaborne President Omer ErSelcuk said, “The Saab is the perfect blend of comfort, speed, fuel efficiency and size. Larger aircrafts cannot provide the higher level of frequency the travelling public prefers. While smaller aircrafts tend to miss on comfort,” he said. “We believe the Saab is the best aircraft to help us grow our existing and new planned markets.”

The addition of this St. Croix based Airline will create alternate options that will facilitate in tourists travels to and from the Territory. Seaborne Airlines also plans to increase its service to its existing routes between San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St. Thomas and Vieques, Puerto Rico.

“The addition of Seaborne Airlines to our carrier fleet is one of the interim measures that the Premier’s Office and the Board has embarked upon in order to get tourists to the BVI in a cost effective and efficient way. We welcome Seaborne Airlines to our shores and hope that this will be the beginning of a long and equally beneficial relationship between the BVI and this Airline,” said Russell Harrigan, BVI Tourist Board Chairman.

Seaborne Airlines was established in 1992 and is based in Christiansted, St. Croix. The Airline employs 150 airline professionals who proudly serve over 200,000 customers each year. Their routes include San Juan, St. Croix, St. Thomas, Vieques and now Tortola. The Daily News readers have named Seaborne Airlines the Best Small Airport Transportation, serving the Virgin Islands since 2007.

To make reservations or for further information, visit their website at http://www.seaborneairlines.com/ or calling their offices at 340-773-6442 or 866-359-8784.

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