HAVANA, Cuba — Haitian startup carrier Sunrise Airways received permission to offer charter flights between Cuba and Haiti, Caribbean Journal reported.
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Sunrise will operate twice-a-week flights between Port-au-Prince and Holguín on a 19-seat Jetstream 32 aircraft.
The airline was launched in November 2012 and “aims to establish a hub in Port-au-Prince,” the company says on its Website. Philippe Bayard, president of Sunrise Airways, said that he is aiming a tourists and business travelers, according to Caribbean Journal. The company also offers all-inclusive tourism packages in Cuba, through Cubatur. Sunrise plans to expand to other Cuban destinations, beyond Holguín in eastern Cuba, he said.
Thousands of Cuban medical personnel work in Haiti, and many Haitians study in Cuban universities.
By Thomas Steinmetz Source: cubastandard.com