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Haitian air carrier to enter Jamaica market by next year

President of Haiti-based Sunrise Airways Philippe Bayard reckons that the Haitian carrier will be operating flights to and from Jamaica by fall next year.

It’s an initiative that the airline has been working on for the past two years, and on Wednesday the carrier announced that it had entered into the final phase of its application process with the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority towards initiating its first-ever Jamaica flights.

The move would also mean that Jamaicans travelling to Haiti would no longer have to go through Miami to get to Haiti. What’s more, Sunrise Airways intends to serve all three of Jamaica’s international gateways – Norman Manley in Kingston, Sangster International in Montego Bay, and Ian Fleming International Airport in Boscobel, St Mary – with overseas flights.

The Haitian carrier expects to receive final approval by September 2016 and to become operational by next September.