Sunrise Airways on Verge of Launching First Flights From Haiti to Jamaica

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Haiti-based Sunrise Airways recently announced that it has entered into the final phase of its application process toward initiating its first-ever flights to/from Jamaica.

Sunrise Airways said it anticipates receiving final clearance from the Jamaican Civil Aviation Authority by September 1 for the launch of its new Jamaica flights during the fall of 2016.

“Our journey to this point has been long, with some minor turbulence endured along the way, but I’m very pleased to say that we are now, indeed, on final approach to spread our wings to Jamaica this fall,” said Philippe Bayard, president of Sunrise Airways, in a written release. 


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Building upon its initial plan to serve the Kingston–Port-au-Prince route, Sunrise has vastly expanded its commitment to the Jamaica market.

“Our current application to the Jamaican Civil Aviation Authority features a total of 25 possible new routes,” said Bayard. “Unique to our plan, Sunrise intends to be the only airline serving all three of Jamaica’s international gateways – Norman Manley in Kingston, Sangster International in Montego Bay, and Ian Flemming International Airport in Ocho Rios – with overseas flights.”

Sunrise Airways’ proposed new flights from Jamaica will connect all three of the country’s international airports with destinations in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba.


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