Travel Agent was able to get a sneak peek at Haiti-based Sunrise Airways’ flight schedules and pricing for its new nonstop service from Miami International Airport (MIA) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince (PAP), Haiti, beginning October 17.
Notably, the new flights from Orlando represent the first-ever nonstop flights connecting Haiti with Central Florida. Northbound and southbound fares along both routes start at $399 round-trip inclusive of all taxes and service fees. Flights from Miami will operate three times weekly, while passengers to/from Orlando will have a choice of four weekly flights.
Flights depart Miami on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:10 a.m, arriving in Haiti at 9 a.m. Return flights to Miami depart Port-au-Prince on Mondays and Fridays at 3:50 p.m., arriving back in Miami at 5:55 p.m. Return flights from Haiti are also available on Tuesdays at 7:50 p.m., arriving back in Miami by 9:55 p.m.
Flights will depart Orlando at 7:55 a.m on Mondays and Fridays, arriving in Haiti at 10:10 a.m. Additional flights from Orlando take off on Thursdays and Sundays at 6:55 am, arriving in Haiti by 9:10 a.m. Return flights from Haiti to Orlando depart on Wednesday and Saturday at 10 a.m., arriving back in Orlando by 12:30 p.m. There is also a flight departing at 7:10 p.m. on Thursday, arriving back in Orlando by 9:40 p.m. On Sunday, departing flights back to Orlando take off at 7:15 p.m. and arrive at 9:45 p.m.
“Having just received all of the necessary clearances, permits, and approvals from the U.S. Department of Transportation, we are excited to bring our low fares and exceptional, authentically Haitian brand of service and inflight hospitality to Miami and Orlando on-schedule in October as promised,” said Philippe Bayard, president of Sunrise Airways, in a written statement. “The launch of these new flights represents a watershed moment in the history of Caribbean aviation and of Haiti itself. All of us within the Sunrise family and everyone throughout the Haitian Diaspora can take pride in this achievement as it truly benefits us all.”
Sunrise Airways will deploy a new Boeing 737-800 aircraft along its new Orlando–Port-au-Prince and Miami–Port-au-Prince routes. The aircraft will feature two classes of service – business and economy – with maximum seating for 168 passengers; 18 in business class, 150 in economy.