Sunrise Airways has received approval from Haiti’s Civil Aviation Authority and the Dominican Republic’s Junta de Aviacion Civil to operate regular charter flights between...

Haitian regional carrier Sunrise Airways is adding Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, to its list of international destinations.

Port-au-Prince-based Sunrise Airways has received approval from Haiti’s Civil Aviation Authority and the Dominican Republic’s Junta de Aviacion Civil to operate regular charter flights between Port-au-Prince’s Toussaint Louverture International Airport (IATA code PAP) and La Isabela International Airport (JBQ) near Santo Domingo.


The flagships of Sunrise Airways' fleet are two 19-seat BAe Jetstream 32EP turboprops

The flagships of Sunrise Airways’ fleet are two 19-seat BAe Jetstream 32EP turboprops

 

Sunrise Airways will launch the new service on Friday, November 15, in time for the Battle of Vertières Day holiday weekend.

“As the majority of our staff is comprised of Haitians and citizens of the Dominican Republic, all of us at Sunrise Airways are particularly proud to take air service between our neighboring countries to new heights of excellence,” says Philippe Bayard, president of Sunrise Airways.

“Our dream of establishing a Port-au-Prince hub to better serve the Western Caribbean becomes more of a reality with this new route to Santo Domingo,” adds Bayard.

The new service between Port-au-Prince and Santo Domingo will operate every day except Saturdays. Sunrise Airways’ flights between Port-au-Prince and Santo Domingo are being sold in conjunction with Sirep Tours for purchase through travel agents in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Sunrise Airways aims to establish a network of scheduled and charter routes throughout the Western Caribbean region

Sunrise Airways aims to establish a network of scheduled and charter routes throughout the Western Caribbean region

 

“As the market matures, we plan to transition to regularly scheduled passenger service,” says Bayard.

Santo Domingo becomes the third international destination to be served by Sunrise Airways in 2013. The carrier initiated new service between Cap Haitien and Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos on August 26 and launched service between Port-au-Prince and Holguín in Cuba on November 1.

Sunrise Airways will operate 19-seat BAe Jetstream 32 EP turboprop regional airliners on its new Port-au-Prince-Santo Domingo service.

For more information on Sunrise Airways, visit www.SunriseAirways.net.