Sunrise Airways to fly Haiti/Orlando route in October

Haiti-based Sunrise Airways has announced its intent to launch a nonstop service between Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Orlando, Florida beginning in October.

“For us, as an airline, and more importantly for the sizable Haitian community living in the Orlando area, these new flights are a tremendous development,” Philippe Bayard, Sunrise Airways president, noted in a recent press release.

The new scheduled service is subject to government approval, but seats are projected to be available for bookings by mid-June. “No longer will travel to Haiti require a trip to Miami first,” Phil Brown, executive director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, noted in the release.