Dominica Commemorates Seaborne’s Inaugural Flight
With American Airlines renouncing its flight services to Dominica, it can be said that the new aircraft Seaborne Airlines originated at an opportune time.
The St. Croix based 34 – seater aircraft, has obtained the Dominica to San Juan route and will be operated by two pilots and one flight attendant.
Mr. Gary Foss, the President of Seaborne Airlines said they maintain the highest FAA standard and have received certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of the United States and the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority to operate an aircraft into Dominica.
The Airline was awarded a three year licence by the Government of Dominica.
He highlighted that this schedule, will connect business and leisure travelers from major markets including Boston, New York, Washington, Chicago, Dallas, Fort worth, Miami and Los Angeles to Dominica.
Managing Director of H.H. V Whitchurch Mr. Gairy Aird, expressed his satisfaction and contribution that the new airline has to offer.
Mr. Aird wished for prosperity of the airline in order to create employment and economic growth.
Chief executive officer of the Discover Dominica Authority Mr.
Colin Piper thought it ironic to have the inaugural flight on April fool’s day. However he assured the public that the service is in fact available.
He encouraged the private sector, particularly hoteliers to endorse Seaborne Airlines because it has occupied over a majority of the 16, 000 seats which American Eagle provided to the country.
Seaborne has also obtained an inter-liner agreement with American Airlines, where passengers will not have to check in luggage upon arrival to San Juan.
Mr. Benoit Bardouille Chief Executive Officer of the Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority was also influential in attaining Seaborne Airlines’ to function in Dominica.