Above: a Sunrise Airways Jetstream 32
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Haiti’s Sunrise Airways will be launching new service from Port-au-Prince to Santo Domingo on Friday.
The new carrier has received approval from Haiti’s Civil Aviation Authority and the Dominican Republic’s Junta de Aviacion to operate new charter flights between the neighbouring capitals on Hispaniola.
“As the majority of our staff is comprised of Haitians and citizens of the Dominican Republic, all of us at Sunrise Airways are particularly proud to take air service between our neighboring countries to new heights of excellence,” said Philippe Bayard, President of Sunrise Airways. “Our dream of establishing a Port-au-Prince hub to better serve the Western Caribbean becomes more of a reality with this new route to Santo Domingo, serving both business and leisure travelers with superior service and reliability.”
The service will operate every day except Saturday. The company said the service was being offered in conjunction with Sirep Tours for purchase through local agents in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
“As the market matures, we plan to transition to regularly scheduled passenger service,” said Bayard.
The service could be a boon for travel between the two capitals; despite their proximity, there has been little airlift between them.
Sunrise will be operating the service on 19-seat Jetstream 32 EP aircraft.