Sunrise Airways reconnects Havana with Haiti

Sunrise Airways vuelve a conectar La Habana con Haití

HAVANA, Dec.8th Sunrise Airways resumed flights between Havana and Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, as announced by the Cuban Company of Airports and Aeronautical Services (ECASA).

The flight departed from Toussaint Louverture International Airport, in Haiti, at 11:04 in the morning (local time), according to the record on the flightaware.com website.

The return of the aircraft to the Haitian capital was from Havana at one in the afternoon this Tuesday, something that the José Martí International Airport celebrated on Facebook.

The Haitian airline landed in Santiago Cuba on Monday and thus the commercial flights between the two countries resumed, ahead of the tourist season and after a period of border closure due to the new coronavirus.

Sunrise Airways announced in November the resumption of flights between the two countries but released details on when it would take place.

It was at the beginning of December that ECASA released the list of flights scheduled for the last month of the year and it was learned that the frequency of flights will be two a week, bound for Santiago de Cuba and Havana.

The air route between Haiti and Cuba is used by many citizens of this Caribbean island to buy products that will later be resold since consular procedures are not cumbersome.

With the global health crisis of the coronavirus and the closure of the borders, these trips were suspended for months, since Cuba presented a dangerous epidemiological situation, with high numbers of patients and deaths, as well as the presence of highly COVID-19 variants. contagious.

From this week to travel to Cuba from any country, passengers must present the complete vaccination scheme or a negative PCR, although the latter is not valid for those who come from the United States.

In order to attract international tourism, the Cuban government eliminated the mandatory seven-day quarantine and established a sanitary protocol, which includes control from the communities to tourists and non-resident Cubans who arrive at rental houses or family homes.

Sunrise Airways, founded in 2010, is an airline in Haiti that offers commercial and charter flights specializing in passenger charter flights, ad hoc charter flights, charter flights and wet leasing of its aircraft.