Sunrise Airways to Bring More Tourism to Haiti

Cap Haitien is about to get an uptick in tourism this summer. Sunrise Airways, a new airliner, has submitted an application to Turk and Caicos Islands (TCI) Air Transport Licensing Authority (ATLA) to ferry passengers between Providenciales and Cap Haitien International Airports (IA).


Sunrise Airways' application must be made public to permit competing air-passenger carriers to make objections. If objections are made, a hearing will be held to determine their validity. The outcome of the hearing will be the deciding factor to either approve or refuse the air carrier an operating license. If no one raises objections, the application will proceed through the review process and sign-offs more quickly. TCI ATLA Director, Tom Swann, has reported to the news media he is not aware of any objections to Sunrise Airways' planned service route.

Sunrise is planning six flights each week, from Monday through Saturday between Providenciales and recently re-named Cap Haitien IA, now Hugo Chavez IA. It is the biggest airport after Port-au-Prince IA in Haiti. The aircraft Sunrise will use for its flights to Haiti is a Jetstream 19-passenger seat turbine-engine airliner.

Once Sunrise's application has been approved by the licensing authority, it must go to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to get an Air Operators Certificate from them. CAA will vet pilot education and experience in flying turbine-engine aircraft. CAA will also review the Sunrise business plan to ensure they have the industry knowledge necessary to operate an air-carrier company.

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