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From Antigua to Saint Lucia to St Kitts, This Caribbean Airline Is Growing

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - May 7, 2024

Longtime Caribbean-based carrier Sunrise Airways is making a big splash in the regional market, Caribbean Journal has learned. 

Sunrise Airways, which long operated flights between the US and Haiti, is getting into the fast-expanding regional aviation space, with plans to start a host of new routes in the Eastern Caribbean. 

The new network will officially take shape beginning May 25, when Sunrise will start operating flights on its Embraer 120 twin-prop aircraft. 

So where will Sunrise be flying? 

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Antigua-Dominica flights will operate six days per week; Antigua-St Kitts flights will also operate six times per week, as will flights between Antigua and Saint Lucia. 

It’s a significant boost for one of the most popular corners of the wider Caribbean. 

“With two rotations per-day, our new Antigua, Dominica, and St. Kitts flights offer travelers in those markets tremendous flexibility,” said Philippe Bayard, chairman and CEO of Sunrise Airways. “At the same time, our new Antigua–St. Lucia service stands out as the only direct flight connecting two of the Caribbean’s most popular tourist destinations. This creates exciting new options for multi-destination travel combining the sizzle of Antigua with the Creole savoir-faire of St. Lucia for the first time.”

After the loss of regional airline LIAT set back the region, a number of carriers have been helping to fill the void, from Winair to InterCaribbean to, most recently, US airline Frontier, which is beginning to operate a number of routes within the region out of its growing base in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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