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Sunrise Airways far advanced to offer direct flights from Ja to Haiti

Published:Friday | August 19, 2016 | 8:25 PM

Haiti-based Sunrise Airways says it has entered into the final phase of its application process to initiate its first-ever flights to and from Jamaica before the end of this year.

President and owner of Sunrise Airways, Philippe Bayard, says the current application to the Jamaican Civil Aviation Authority features a total of 25 possible new routes.

He notes that the airline had initially planned to serve the Kingston-Port-au-Prince route.

However, he says the proposed new flights from Jamaica will connect the Norman Manley, Sangster International and Ian Flemming International airports with destinations in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba.

Baynard says the journey to this point has been long, with some minor challenges along the way.

He says Sunrise Airways 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.