Expanded Air Access Makes Travel to Anguilla Both Easy and Convenient

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 airplane
*JetBlue And Seaborne Launch Codeshare Agreement*   |   *LIAT To Resume Daily Service from Antigua*

The Valley, Anguilla November 3rd, 2015  – Visitors to Anguilla will find it easier than ever to get there, thanks to new airline agreements that facilitate travel from both Puerto Rico and Antigua direct to Anguilla.

A new code share agreement between JetBlue Airways And Seaborne Airlines allows for a seamless connection via San Juan’s San Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) in Puerto Rico to flights into Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA).

Anguilla passengers flying on JetBlue and Seaborne will enjoy the benefit of traveling on a single ticket which allows for one-stop check-in, baggage transfer to the final destination, and conveniently timed connections in San Juan. Seaborne operates direct service from San Juan into Anguilla three times a week, on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; the flight takes just over an hour.

A further convenience for travelers on this route is that passengers from Anguilla to San Juan will clear immigration and customs in San Juan as their first point of entry into the U.S., thus arriving as domestic passengers at their final destination.

JetBlue is the largest carrier into San Juan.  The new codeshare opens up several gateway markets for Anguilla as Jet Blue offers daily service from ni nine U.S. cities into San Juan – New York, Newark, Boston, Washington DC, Hartford, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa. Travel to Anguilla may be booked on JetBlue.com, on a preferred online travel booking website or through a local travel agent.

Starting November 13, 2015, LIAT Caribbean Airlines will be offering daily service from Antigua’s V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU) to Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA) via a lease agreement with Caribbean Helicopters to utilize their Piper PA31-350 aircraft.

The service is timed conveniently to connect with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic flights arriving from the United Kingdom. This daily service is expected to increase to eleven flights a week in the winter season.

“These agreements will greatly facilitate access to Anguilla for visitors from our most important markets, the United States and the United Kingdom,” said Donna A. Banks, Chairperson of the Anguilla Tourist Board. “We are delighted that it will now be much easier to locate flights to Anguilla on all the major online booking platforms.  We are confident that this will have a very positive impact on our visitor arrivals, as we work to grow the industry by expanding and improving access to our wonderful destination,” she concluded.

Tucked away in the northern Caribbean, Anguilla’s 33 pristine beaches and spectacular turquoise seas are justly renowned. The island’s understated chic, endless beaches, tony resorts and super villas have earned it a top spot on the Caribbean’s “hot” list, and enjoys an exceptional reputation as a culinary destination in its own right.
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