American outlines schedule resumption to Haiti

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American Airline plans to resume service to Haiti on 19 February following the suspension of flights after an earthquake that struck the country on 12 January.

The carrier says the first flight will depart from Miami to Port-au-Prince, marking the first commercial aircraft to land in Haiti since the earthquake.

American's resumption of service to Port-au-Prince includes two daily nonstop flights from Miami, a single daily flight from Fort Lauderdale and five weekly flights from New York's John F Kennedy International airport. American is using mix of Boeing 737s/767s on the flights.

Following the restart of mainline flights this week, American Eagle on 12 March plans to start new service from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Port-au-Prince using ATR-72 turboprops. The service includes daily nonstop flights from San Juan and two connecting flights through Santo Domingo and Santiago in the neighbouring Dominican Republic.