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.
Norwegian currently operates weekly direct flights departing London Gatwick each Saturday bound for San Juan.
Starting from 1 November, Seaborne will offer holidaymakers the option of direct connections from San Juan to Anguilla’s Clayton J Lloyd International Airport.
Seaborne will operate up to six flights per week from San Juan, Thursday-Monday.
The route will provide greater flexibility for holidaymakers, who currently access the island via the daily LIAT connection from Antigua (BA & Virgin) or via boat transfer from St Martin to Blowing Point (London via Paris with KLM & Air France).
Carolyn Brown, director UK & Ireland for the Anguilla Tourist Board, commented: “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.”
“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.”
The launch of the new route coincides with the opening of three new luxury hotels on the island, including The Four Seasons, The Reef and the The Manoah.
The Charming Escapes Collection (www.charmingescapes.com) also provides visitors with a wide range of affordable, boutique accommodation options across the island.
Brown concludes: “The island is renowned for its wide range of accommodation from uber luxury hotels and villas right through to beachside boltholes starting from as little £99 per room per night.”
“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”.
Norwegian Schedule (From London Gatwick, LGW To San Juan, SJU)
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