Puerto Rico’s Seaborne Airlines being sold to US carrier
SAN JUAN – Seaborne Airlines will soon belong to US carrier Silver Airways. The Puerto-Rico based airline has announced that it has signed the agreement for the sale of all its business and assets. But it assured that all flight schedules remain unchanged.
“The company will continue its business without interruption, including all existing flight operations in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and throughout the Caribbean. Tickets held by customers will continue to be valid and Seaborne will be taking bookings for future travel, as normal,” the airline said in a statement.
Ben Munson, Acting CEO of Seaborne Airlines, explained that while the company’s business has enjoyed a remarkable recovery since the 2017 hurricanes, “the financial stress caused during the recovery period coupled with legacy liabilities have made it necessary to seek reorganization protection”.
“Our day-to-day operations will continue as normal, and this process will be in the best interests of all of our customers and stakeholders,” he added.
The airline sought to assure that passenger service and safety will continue to be top priorities for the company.
The company will also maintain its codeshare partnerships that facilitate connections to partner airlines, and its Seamiles programme will remain active.