Making Anguilla more accessible | New connecting flights

The Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) and Seaborne Airlines have partnered to launch a new connecting flight for UK passengers transiting through Puerto Rico on their way to Anguilla.

Beginning November 1, 2016, Seaborne Airlines will offer passengers from the UK the additional option of direct connections to Anguilla from Gatwick Airport, London through Puerto Rico each Saturday via Norwegian – one of six flights per week Seaborne will operate, Thursday – Monday.

Visitors now have more possible means of accessing the island in addition to the daily LIAT connection from Antigua (BA & Virgin) and the boat transfer from St Martin to Blowing Point. This comes months after the signing of a codeshare agreement between Delta and Seaborne Airlines.

“The new airlift is great news for independent UK travellers wishing to experience the authentic Caribbean island of Anguilla.  Not only does it allow greater choice and flexibility for travellers beyond the current Antigua and St Martin connections, but it also opens up the island further as an affordable Caribbean destination by utilising the low cost Norwegian connection from London Gatwick to San Juan.” said Carolyn Brown, director UK & Ireland for the Anguilla Tourist Board.

“The one-hour flight from San Juan on the 34-seater aircraft, will cost from $410. Combined with the Norwegian lead-in rate, with return fares in November from £269.20, holidaymakers can reach Anguilla from as little as £577pp return.”

With the opening of three new luxury hotels on the island – The Reef, Four Seasons and Manoah – visitors can feel at ease knowing that they will be taken directly to their destination.

“The combination of the new airlift and the opening of three world-class resorts means we expect 2017 to be a bumper year for the island as it celebrates its 50th anniversary”.

The flight times are as follows:

Norwegian Schedule (From London Gatwick, LGW To San Juan, SJU)

Saturday:

Departs LGW for SJU: 10.35 – 15.50 (connect with the 18.50 Seaborne flight)

Departs SJU for Gatwick: 17.55 – 06.00+1

Seaborne Schedule (From San Juan, SJU to Anguilla, AXA):

Departs SJU : 18.50 from San Juan to Anguilla (Saturday). Duration one hour

Departs AXA: 13.45 from Anguilla to San Juan (Saturday). Duration 55 minutes

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