Above: a Sunrise Airways plane
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Haiti’s Sunrise Airways is planning to expand its service to Turks and Caicos with an additional nonstop flight, the company announced Tuesday.
Sunrise launched daily service from Cap-Haitien to Providenciales in August. It said the new flights would begin “in the coming weeks.”
““The market has responded very favorably to our service over our first few weeks of operation,” said Philippe Bayard, President of Sunrise Airways, in a statement. “Strong passenger demand, positive feedback, and tremendous partnership among public and private sector tourism interests in both countries have us bullish on the prospects for incremental growth in terms of flights and business development targeting not just tourism, but other vertical industries, as well.”
The company said it was exploring ways to develop business ties between the two countries, including the hosting of a recent trade mission from Haiti to the TCI.
“The growth potential in tourism that our flights create is readily apparent, but that’s not what Sunrise Airways is all about,” said COO Hamish Davidson. “Each community that welcomes us in not only gets an airline, they also get a business development partner; one that’s keen on digging beneath the surface to identify the types of sustainable economic opportunities that help us thrive together.”
Sunrise operates the service on a 19-seat Jetstream 32 EP aircraft.