Posted on: 17 October 2014 by Mark Howells
From 30 October, Sunrise Airways will operate its first regularly scheduled passenger flights to Cuba from its hub in Port-au-Prince (PAP), Haiti, on a 19-seat Jetstream 32 aircraft.
The new service, which will fly in and out of Santiago de Cuba Airport (SUC) twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays, marks a significant expansion in Sunrise’s Western Caribbean route network.
Philippe Bayard, president of Sunrise Airways, commented, “There are strong cultural ties between Haiti and Santiago de Cuba stemming from the migration to the city that took place in the years following the Haitian revolution. From a cultural standpoint, Haiti and Santiago de Cuba have been joined at the hip for more than 200 years. Now, with our new flights, the two are closer than ever before.”
Connecting flights are also available at PAP to passengers travelling from either Cap Haitien or Santo Domingo, Dominica Republic. Previously, the Haitian carrier only offered charter flights between Port-au-Prince and Holguín in Cuba, a set-up which began a year ago in 2013.