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Seaborne Airlines

Albany, New York
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Seaborne Airlines

Never, never, never fly Seaborne Airlines! We had a confirmed reservation for a flight from St. Kitts and the plane simply never showed up. Not canceled, just didn’t show. We received absolutely no notice. They just stranded us there.

When I finally got Seaborne on the phone they as much as admitted that if their plane isn’t full, they just don’t bother. They said there was nothing they could do for us — no hotel, no rebook, nothing.

As I subsequently learned that Seaborne does this all the time. They are infamous in the Carribean aviation community.

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1. Re: Seaborne Airlines

It was just announced today that Seaborne has filed for bankruptcy protection, and are going to be acquired by Silver Airlines. Perhaps it will get better.

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for Nevis
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2. Re: Seaborne Airlines

For those who are interested here's their recent Press Release dated 1/8/18:

Seaborne Airlines Signs Agreement To Be Acquired by Silver Airways

New Financing and Restructuring Process Ensures All Flight Schedules Remain Unchanged

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, January 8, 2018, – Sea Star Holdings Inc., parent company for Seaborne Puerto Rico LLC, Seaborne Virgin Islands, Inc. and affiliates ("Seaborne" or "the Company"wink, announced the company has commenced a voluntary reorganization proceeding under Title 11 of the US Code in order to implement new financing and a sale to affiliates of Silver Airways, LLC.

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.

Seaborne also announced that it has secured a new $4.2 million credit facility and concurrently entered into a Purchase Agreement (subject to court approval and potential overbids) to sell substantially all of its business and assets to Silver Airways. This will facilitate a combination between Seaborne and Silver Airways, creating the industry's leading regional carrier in the Caribbean, Florida, and the Bahamas.

“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," said Ben Munson, Acting CEO of Seaborne Airlines. "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."

Passenger service and safety will continue to be top priorities for the company. Seaborne will operate normal flight schedules and conduct business as usual, honoring all ticketed reservations and rules of the company's Contract of Carriage. The company will also maintain our codeshare partnerships that facilitate easy connections to partner airlines and our Seamiles program will remain active.

For more information please visit: [www.seaborneairlines.com]

About Seaborne

Seaborne Airlines, the largest Caribbean based regional airline for 25 years, operates iconic seaplanes and an airport based fleet that service the beautiful islands throughout the Caribbean, carrying approximately 3 million customers safely. With over 1,500 monthly departures to 12 airports, Seaborne serves San Juan's Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, St. Thomas airport, and Seaplane base, St. Croix airport and Seaplane Base, Anguilla, Antigua, Dominica, Saint Maarten, St. Kitts, Tortola, and Nevis. All Flights operate with two pilots and two engines.

Seaborne Airlines Corporate Communications

media@seaborneairlines.com • 787-946-9003

About Silver Airways

As the airline of choice for Florida and the Bahamas, Fort Lauderdale based Silver Airways operates more routes within Florida, and between Florida and the Bahamas than any other airline. The airline averages 125 daily flights to 18 destinations in Florida (including hubs in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Tampa) and the Bahamas. Sliver is a codeshare partner with JetBlue, United Airlines, and Avianca and has interline agreements with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Bahamasair, Hahn Air, Azul Brazilian Airlines, and All Nippon Airways. Silver currently operates a fleet of 21 highly reliable and fuel-efficient 34-seat Saab 340B Plus turboprop aircraft under its FAA Part 121 air carrier certificate. More information is available at silverairways.com.

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3. Re: Seaborne Airlines

We had a great exp with Seaborne the two trips we have used them. Silver Air...meh. Good and Bad experiences to /from the Bahamas. I believe the bottom line is the small Island Airlines just do not have the flexibility and fleet size the larger Carriers enjoy. Island Time!

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4. Re: Seaborne Airlines

I am just starting to research a first trip but I was thinking that we would take the ferry from St, Kitts to Nevis- is there a reason we should look into flying instead? Thanks!

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5. Re: Seaborne Airlines

Are you asking about flying between St. Kitts and Nevis? If so, forget the idea. It is not worth all the “airport time” (checking in, security checks, waiting for flight, waiting for baggage, etc.) for what amounts to a 6 minute flight ( which is only available when the Seaborne stops in St. Kitts which doesn’t happen often). Much easier and less expensive to take ferry or water taxi between islands.

FYI- OP was talking about flying into Nevis on Seaborne from San Juan not between St. Kitts and Nevis.

You’ll have to check schedules with your airline(s) of choice to see what routing works best for you but flying into St. Kitts will probably be the easiest, quickest and most economical. Flying into Nevis via San Juan and connecting to a Seaborne or Tradewinds Aviation flight works better for some people but not all.

Edited: 04 March 2018, 21:20
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6. Re: Seaborne Airlines

If your already on St. Kitts then by all means take a ferry to a Nevis. From the ferry dock in St. Kitts they run as noted on the schedules. Other option is a water taxi which would be at your beckoned call.

If your traveling from other location I would definitely STAY AWAY from Seaborne Airlines, they just are not dependable. If your stranded by them to bad. No refund, no compension, no nothing. One poorly managed airline.

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