If they receive the approval of the Cuban authorities, the airline would begin its flights as of November 1 between Port-au-Prince and Santiago de Cuba on a daily basis; meanwhile, it would cover the route between the Haitian capital and Holguín three times a week, the source indicated.
— Sunrise Airways (@SunriseAirways) October 21, 2020
The airline plans to resume flights to Havana and Camagüey in December.
Sunrise Airways announced that it will use 19-seat Jetstream 32-type aircraft in its operations with Cuba.
The company began its flights to the island in February 2017, and since then it has maintained stable connections with the Cuban travelers’ market, motivated by the prices of products bought in Haiti and in high demand on the island.
According to the source, Sunrise also connects Havana with Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic.
After the pause forced by the complex international epidemiological situation, the company restarted flights on July 3, with the application of new health protocols that have the health of passengers as a priority, its executives said.
Haiti has reported nearly 9,000 COVID-19-positive cases and more than 230 deaths from the disease since the start of the pandemic.