American Airlines is increasing its influence in the Caribbean by joining Silver Airways on a codeshare agreement. This news follows last week’s similar partnership between Delta Air Lines and the Floridian firm.
According to a press release, American will place its AA code on over 180 weekly flights that Silver operates. These include services to and from San Juan, Anguilla, Dominica, Tortola, St. Thomas and St. Croix.
Previously, Silver’s subsidiary Seaborne Airlines had a codeshare partnership with American on flights to the Caribbean. However, these will now be operated for its parent. Silver specializes in regional flights to destinations in the southeast of the United States, along with Caribbean and Bahamian operations.
According to its website, it serves 10 routes to the Caribbean, 12 to the Bahamas and 9 to the southeast of the US. The only two flights that it serves outside of these regions are to Bar Harbor, Maine, and Boston, Massachusetts.
Silver Airways CEO Steve Rossum shared his excitement about the agreement. He said that the relationship will enable passengers to have greater connectivity to the Caribbean.
“As we welcome American Airlines to our codeshare family, we are thrilled to be providing their customers with extended reach throughout Silver Airways’ extensive Caribbean network with our safe, reliable and customer-friendly service,” Rossum said, as per the press release.
Silver is proving to be useful for US-based airlines. The company just recently spoke of its delight in its alignment with Delta. The airline said that it is providing customers of both airlines easy connections between the networks of the airlines. This enables passengers to fly segments operated by both operators with one ticket.
Altogether, Silver is a codeshare partner with the US-based carriers of United, JetBlue, American, and Delta. It also has codeshare partnerships with the Latin American outfits of Avianca and Copa Airlines. It also has interline agreements with Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Azul, Bahamasair, Emirates and Hahn Air.
The firm operates its services with its fleet of ATR-600s and Saab 340s. Meanwhile, Seaborne Airlines’ planes include Saab 340s and Twin Otter Seaplanes.
The group is also planning to increase its options with more 50 ATR-600s. The airline became the first US airline to operate the series. It only started operating the turboprop in April of this year. However, the plane is proving to be an essential tool for operations.
Simple Flying reached out to American Airlines and Silver Airways for further information regarding the agreement. However, we didn’t hear back before publication. We will update the article with any further announcements.
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