American Airlines Officially Begins Flights to Cap-Haitien, Haiti

Above: the American Airlines flight landing in Cap-Haitien

By the Caribbean Journal staff

American Airlines has officially begun its first-ever service to Cap-Haitien, Haiti.

The carrier’s first daily flight touched down in Cap-Haitien on Thursday morning, with Haiti President Michel Martelly, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin all in tow.

The new flight could be a boon for Haiti’s renewed tourism hopes; Cap-Haitien is close to the home of one of the Caribbean’s most famous historical sites, Haiti’s National History Park, which has been largely off the radar of travelers for decades.

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Above: the new look at Cap-Haitien airport

The Cap -Haitien airport has been undergoing extensive renovations ahead of the new American Airlines service.
“The construction of the Cap-Haitien international airport represents a turning point in the socioeconomic reality of [Northern Haiti],” Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said in a statement. “A new portal open to the world. A dream come true.”

Cap-Haitien becomes American’s second destination in Haiti, along with the capital, Port-au-Prince.