Copa resumes Haiti service

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Panama's Copa Airlines has joined Air France, American Airlines, Air Canada and Spirit Airlines in resuming service to Haiti.

Copa says on 16 March it operated its first flight to Port-au-Prince since a devastating earthquake hit Haiti on 12 January. The second flight operated today.

The carrier serves Port-au-Prince from its Panama City hub using Boeing 737-700s.

Copa says it also resumed on 5 March its two daily flights to Santiago in Chile, which was hit by an earthquake on 27 February.

While most airlines resumed service to Santiago within one week after the earthquake, the airport in Port-au-Prince remained closed to commercial services for just over one month. Air France and American resumed services to Port-au-Prince last month while Air Canada and Spirit resumed its Port-au-Prince services earlier this month.

The only other major carrier serving Haiti, Delta Air Lines, earlier this week announced it would resume its Port-au-Prince service in early April.