August 19, 2013 | 12:46 pm | Print
Above: a Sunrise Airways plane
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Haiti’s Sunrise Airways will begin regularly-schedule passenger service from Cap Haitien to Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The service will begin on Aug. 26, the company said, the first international service for the airline.
“Haiti is moving forward, and Sunrise Airways right along with it,” said Philippe Bayard, the airline’s President. “All of us at Sunrise and Haitians everywhere can all take pride in the type of modern, professional airline we’re building from the ground up here in Port-au-Prince to enhance air travel options throughout the region.”
The service will depart daily from Cap Haitien at 8:10 AM, arriving at around 8:50 AM. The flights will depart from Providenciales at 9:15 and return to Cap Haitien at around 9:55 AM.
“Our Providenciales schedule has been carefully designed to fit the needs of both business and leisure travelers,” said Hamish Davidson, COO of Sunrise Airways. “Port-au-Prince originating corporate travelers arrive in Provo at the start of the business day, while those traveling in the opposite direction can make meetings downtown or in Petion-Ville ahead of the lunch hour. Similarly, those vacationing in Provo can now easily include a side trip to Cap Haitien’s historic attractions, while also enjoying the restaurants and nightlife in Haiti’s capital all in one trip.”
Sunrise will operate the service on 19-seat Jetstream 32 EP planes, with fares starting at around $285.