Posted on: 25 February 2016 by Mark Howells
Sunrise Airways is to expand its fleet by adding a 46-seat ATR 42-320, delivery of which is planned for late-February 2016 in advance of launching new routes from the airline’s hub in Port-au-Prince.
“Bringing an ATR into the Sunrise fold represents a bright new beginning for our airline; one that will see us branching out swiftly to serve longer-haul routes connecting more of the Western Caribbean more effectively than ever before,” commented Philippe Bayard, president of Sunrise Airways.
From Port-au-Prince, Sunrise Airways currently operates regularly scheduled service to/from Santo Domingo (JBQ), Santiago de Cuba (SCU), and Cap Haitien (CAP) with 19-seat Jetstream 32EP aircraft.
“This fleet expansion is really all about our passengers, many of whom have long expressed an interest in having us spread our wings further afield,” Bayard added. “Havana, Camaguey, Kingston, Nassau, a return of the service to Turks and Caicos – the demand is strong for these and several other attractive regional gateways. Now, with the added size, comfort, and luggage capacity afforded by the ATR, we can look to serving routes like these with the same uncompromising style, safety, and reliability that our passengers have come to expect from Sunrise.”