Sunrise Airways and BVI Airways become Partners

On February 10, 2014, Sunrise Airways and BVI Airways have announced that they have entered a 'Subservice Flight Operations Agreement'. It is an agreement that gives contractors necessary flexibility in rendering services. It gives them permission to increase working capacity and authority to enhance skills and knowledge. A subcontractor can employ additional workforce or expand business on fixed term basis. Sunrise Airways has obtained the BVI Foreign Operators Permit with 'Seventh Freedom Rights' approval. 'Seventh Freedom Rights' is the right to carry passengers or cargo between two foreign countries without any continuing service to one's own country.


Sunrise Airways was founded in 2010. It is a Haitian airline company that provides commercial and chartered flights and wet lease its aircrafts. 'Wet Lease' is one type of fixed term agreement whereby the lessor airline company provides aircraft, complete crew, maintenance, and insurance (ACMI) to the lessee company who may initiate new routes or may fly services where he (the lessee) is banned from operating. BVI Airways is an airline from the British Virgin Islands, headquartered at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport. It serves the territory of main island of Tortola with the capital of the British Virgin Islands, Road Town.

Under the terms of the agreement, Sunrise Airways will use BVI Airways flights to fly from Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS) in Tortola to Dominica and St Maarten while one aircraft of BVI Airways will undergo for scheduled overhauling and necessary maintenance in the United States.

Philippe Bayard, the President of Sunrise Airways has released a written statement that says it is a proud moment for Sunrise Airways because no other Haitian airway was ever granted permission to operate on such an agreement for a foreign air carrier. We will remain uncompromised in commitment on quality and safety. We are pleased with the agreement and committed to expand our relationship in future. Sunrise will deploy Jetstream 32 EP aircrafts with comfortable leather seats and ample cabin luggage space for 19 passengers.

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