Seaborne Airlines

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Seaborne Airlines
Seaborne Airlines Logo 2016.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1992 (1992) [1]
Commenced operations1992
AOC #S9BA675J[2]
Frequent-flyer programSeamiles
Fleet size4
Parent companySilver Airways
HeadquartersSan Juan, Puerto Rico[4]
Employees320 (April 2016)

Seaborne Airlines (IATA: BBICAO: SBSCall sign: SEABORNE) is a FAR Part 121 airline headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was established in 1992 by founders Ken Dole and Charles Slagle and operates domestic seaplane and land plane services. In 2000 Seaborne was purchased by a new group of investors who began the push from a pure seaplane business to include land based flights. In late 2008, Seaborne Airlines began land based flight service between St. Thomas, St. Croix, and San Juan TJIG Isla Grande Airport under the brand name "Seaborne Airshuttle." In January 2011, Seaborne Airlines began service to San Juan TJSJ Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport. On December 18, 2013, Seaborne announced a headquarters change from Christiansted, St. Croix to San Juan, Puerto Rico, completed by March 2014.

Seaborne Airlines is owned and cooperatively operated by Silver Airways.


Former Destinations[edit]

Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport (San Juan, Puerto Rico)[8]
San Juan Seaplane Base (San Juan, Puerto Rico)[9]
Vieques, Puerto Rico[10]
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic[11]
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands[12][13]
Road Town Seaplane Base, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Fort-de-France, Martinique (Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport)
Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport)
La Romana, Dominican Republic (La Romana International Airport)
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Punta Cana International Airport)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Las Américas International Airport)

Corporate affairs[edit]

The airline is headquartered at the “CAF2” building in the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU). .[14]

Codeshare and Interline Agreements[edit]

News Developments[edit]

Seaborne has started codesharing flights with American Airlines, on routes which correspond in both timetables. This includes service from San Juan to all of Seaborne's destinations, excluding St. Croix and St. Thomas. Miles from Seaborne (SeaMiles) are not currently convertible to AAdvantage miles, and cannot be used for travel on American. All passenger services, including baggage and assistance, are provided by American on codeshared flights.

Seaborne previously started codesharing flights with Air Europa between Las Americas International Airport at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Luis Munoz Marin International Airport at San Juan, Puerto Rico for passengers from their route Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport - Las Américas International Airport. This codeshare has ended.

As of September 30, 2014, Seaborne has an interline agreement with United Airlines.[15]

As of March 30, 2015, Seaborne Airlines expanded American Airlines' codeshare agreement to include St. Thomas and St. Croix,[16] and adding Anguilla Services April 30, 2015. Starting December 15, 2015, Seaborne will be flying to Antigua.[17]

As of October 21, 2015, Seaborne Airlines begins codesharing with Jetblue Airways [18]

As of July 18, 2016, Seaborne Airlines launches codesharing with Delta Air Lines.[19][20][21][22]

As of March 8, 2017, Seaborne Airlines launches codesharing with Vieques Air Link[23]

On January 8, 2018, Seaborne Airlines announced its restructuring plan under the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Code following the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, specifically Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. The airline announced the acquirement of a $4.2 Million credit facility and has entered a purchase agreement with Silver Airways, which is subject to the Court's approval and potential overbids.[24]

On March 28, 2018 it was announced that Seaborne was bought by Silver Airways. As of April 24, 2018, Silver Airways completed the acquisition of Seaborne Airlines [25][26].

On August 29, 2019, it was announced that Seaborne Airlines makes reservation change for travel starting Sept. 1[27].

Starting September 1, 2019, the reservation changes took affect [28].


Current Fleet[edit]

As of June 2019, the Seaborne Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft:[29]

Seaborne Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Saab 340B 4 34
Total 4

Fleet development[edit]

A de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter in former Seaborne livery makes a water landing at St Thomas, USVI.

Seaborne Airline's De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters are equipped with Wipline 13000 floats. The Twin Otters are on lease from the Kenn Borek Aviation. Twin Otters provide near hourly service between Christiansted Harbor in St. Croix and Charlotte Amalie Harbor in St. Thomas. Saab 340 aircraft entered scheduled operations in 2013, and serve all land destinations. Each has a different sea animal painted on the tail. The eight tails are dolphin, shark, manta ray, lobster, octopus, seahorse, marlin, and sea turtle. Of the eight Saab 340s, six were originally American Eagle aircraft (N283AE, N327SA, N334CJ, N341CJ, N343CJ, and N350CJ), while two were originally delivered to Formosa Airlines (N336SA and N353SA). Prior Seaborne's acquisition of Saab 340s service, De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300 were used for land and water operations.


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