Seaborne Airlines, officially known as Seaborne Virgin Island Inc, is an airline operating with its headquarters situated at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, Carolina, Puerto Rico. Established in 1992 in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, it has evolved from a seaplane sightseeing tour provider to a notable airline serving various destinations. After facing challenges like hurricanes and undergoing processes like restructuring and acquisition by Silver Airways in April 2018, Seaborne has maintained its presence in the aviation sector, connecting crucial points in the Caribbean region and partnering with various airlines through interline and codeshare agreements.
Seaborne Airlines, as of August 2020, serves a diverse range of destinations including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sint Maarten, and the United States Virgin Islands. The airline has also previously operated to several other destinations, adjusting its routes in response to market demands and strategic alliances. Seaborne ensures the Caribbean region is navigable via crucial air links, thereby fostering regional connectivity.
The Seaborne Airlines fleet comprises of two de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft, which are well-known for their reliability and capability to operate seaplane services. These aircraft are equipped with Wipline 13000 floats, and they are instrumental in providing near-hourly services between several seaplane bases. Seaborne Airlines has also previously utilized Saab 340 aircraft for their land-based destinations, symbolically adorned with different marine animals on the tailfin to celebrate the rich biodiversity of the Caribbean.
- IATA: BB
- ICAO: SBS
Official site: www.seaborneairlines.com