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Sunrise Airways Adds New Airbus A320

By: Alexander Britell - January 23, 2017

Caribbean air carrier Sunrise Airways has made a major new addition to its fleet: an Airbus A320 aircraft.

The 180-seat plane is the carrier’s first jet, and was sourced through a wet-lease agreement with Dominican Wings.

The Airbus A320 is operating the carrier’s routes connecting Cuba with Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

“This upgrade to jet service represents a momentous step forward for our company and our valued customers,” said Philippe Bayard, President of Sunrise Airways. “The added capacity and comfort of the A320 elevates our intra-Caribbean service to Cuba to a level unmatched in the marketplace. At the same time, we’re now firmly positioned for robust expansion throughout the Caribbean, as well as our first-ever routes to North America. For Sunrise and our passengers, this is a game-changer.”

The carrier had previously been operating an all-turboprop fleet including ATR-42 planes and Jetstream 32 EP aircraft.

“Continued investment in the very best aircraft, technology, training, and personnel is a hallmark of our strategic development plan,” noted Bayard. “Our commitment to providing our customers with the very best service in the skies is absolute.”

— Caribbean Journal Staff

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