Sunrise Airways, a new start-up airline based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti announced Monday that it will start regularly scheduled passenger service between Cap Haitien and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos beginning August 26.
The new route marks the first international service for the airline, an important initial step in its efforts to establish a hub in Haiti to better serve the Western Caribbean.
“Haiti is moving forward, and Sunrise Airways right along with it,” said Philippe Bayard, the airline’s president, in a written release. “All of us at Sunrise and Haitians everywhere can all take pride in the type of modern, professional airline we’re building from the ground up here in Port-au-Prince to enhance air travel options throughout the region."
Flights leave Haiti at 8:10 a.m. and arrive in Turks and Caicos at 8:50 a.m. while departing flights leave Turks and Caicos at 9:15 a.m. and arrive back in Haiti at 9:55 a.m.
Connecting service is also available from Port-au-Prince, with two morning departures from the Haitian capital feeding the northbound flight from Cap Haitien to Providenciales. Sunrise also offers two afternoon departures from Cap Haitien to Port-au-Prince providing added convenience.
Sunrise Airways will deploy 19-seat Jetstream 32 EP aircraft on its new Cap Haitien-Providenciales service, providing ample head- and leg-room, plus the added comfort of refurbished cabins and fresh upholstered seating. Initial fares starting at $285 are on sale now for departures beginning August 26.