Haiti's Sunrise to launch service to Cuba

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Haiti’s Sunrise Airways plans to begin non-stop services from Port-au-Prince to four cities in Cuba, and is looking at acquiring larger aircraft for the routes.

The carrier will operate to Havana, Camaguey, Holguin and Santiago de Cuba. It will announce launch dates and flight frequencies in the coming weeks, says the airline, adding that it hopes to begin service in the next three months.

Sunrise is “evaluating options to augment its fleet with new aircraft” to serve the flights. The airline now operates 19-seat BAe Jetstream 32 aircraft.

“We’re currently considering a number of larger aircraft types in order to provide passengers with both comfort and ample storage for the large amounts of excess baggage often carried by passengers on these routes,” says Sunrise’s president Philippe Bayard.

The airline will compete against Cuba’s Aerocaribbean on the routes between Port-au-Prince and Santiago de Cuba and Camaguey, schedules in Innovata show.