Sunrise Airways, a new start-up airline based in Port-au-Prince, will start regularly scheduled passenger service between Cap Haitien and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, beginning August 26, 2013. 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. “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.
“Our thanks go out to our partners in the Turks and Caicos with whom we’ve worked closely in recent months to make this new route a reality. Providenciales will always hold a special place in our hearts as the foundation of our international route system.”
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.
“Our Providenciales schedule has been carefully designed to fit the needs of both business and leisure travelers,” said Hamish Davidson, COO of Sunrise Airways. “Port-au-Prince originating corporate travelers arrive in Provo at the start of the business day, while those traveling in the opposite direction can make meetings downtown or in Petion-Ville ahead of the lunch hour. Similarly, those vacationing in Provo can now easily include a side trip to Cap Haitien’s historic attractions, while also enjoying the restaurants and nightlife in Haiti’s capital all in one trip.”
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 US$285 are on sale now for departures beginning August 26, 2013.
Customers in Providenciales can also book excursions to Haiti featuring round-trip air transportation aboard Sunrise Airways via Marco Travel and Caicu Naniki Adventure Tours. Two of the premier travel agencies in the Turks and Caicos, Marco Travel and Caicu Naniki Adventure Tours each carry 10+ years of experience organizing trips to Northern Haiti, including tours to the Citadelle, for groups of all sizes.