American Airlines took its first fly to Haiti on March 2, 1971, from New York to Port-au-Prince. On March 23, 2011 or forty years later, the American carrier is stronger than ever.
American Airlines now offers six daily flights to Haiti. From Florida, the airline offers five daily flights between Miami International Airport and Fort-Lauderdale. The airlines also offers one daily flight directly from New York John F. Kennedy International Airport to Toussaint L'Ouverture Airport in Port-au-Prince.
What did the Haitian population get for this?
Wouldn't it be better if we had our own airline?
The historic event is finally a reality. Former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide is back in Haiti after spending seven years in exile.
His airplane touched down at Toussaint L'Ouverture airport on Friday, March 18, at 9:21am.
An exclusivity from The "Haitian Joudalist". We will be providing the first pictures and videos as they become available
Jean-Bertrand Aristide was forced into exile in 2004 by a rebellion headed by Guy Philippe and Chambain. Aristide declared that the US orchestretated the coup d'Etat. He went on exile in South africa and he has been living in South Africa since 2004
Small delay in the return of Jean-Bertrand Aristide to Haiti. Dr. Maryse Narcisse just confirmed on Radio Signal FM in Port-au-Prince that Jean-Bertrand Aristide will arrive in Haiti, not on Thursday but on Friday, March 18.
According to information received by the "Haitian Joudalist", Jean-Bertrand Aristide already left South Africa to an undetermined country. From there, he will arrive in Haiti on Friday, two days before the scheduled presidential election in Haiti.
Dr. Maryse Narcisse is the official spokesperson for the Fanmi Lavalas Party in Haiti. She occupies the position of Coordinator of Fanmi Lavalas.
An official of the South African government just reported that Former President of Haiti Jean-Bertrand Aristide is leaving his country on Thursday and heading back to Haiti. He is taking a flight from Pretoria and will be traveling with his family. The actual route has not been made public. Aristide will give a news briefing tomorrow, just before he leaves South Africa. In that news brief, he will give detail of his route to finally land in his beloved country of Haiti.
The "Haitian Joudalist" will be where the action is taking place to bring you all the details about the return of Jean-Bertrand Aristide to Haiti. So stay connected.
Contrary to what the US government would hope for, former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide is planning to return to Haiti on Thursday, March 17, three days before the March 20 election. Aristide ignores the recommendation of the US government who suggested that he waited until after Haiti election to return.
It seems that the US Government does not have that much leverage over the South African government. The United States wanted the South African government to hold Aristide there until after the election. However, according to South African Deputy Foreign Minister Marius Fransman: "It is not our responsibility to say if Jean-Bertrand Aristide should or should not leave South Africa".
The "Haitian Joudalist" just learned that Continental Airlines will start flying to Haiti this summer. This is good news for the Haitians who travel to the United States. It means more options for theme as well as cheaper airfare. According to the announcement, Continental Airlines will start flying between Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince on June 9, 2011. At the beginning, Continental Airlines will schedule three weekly flights to Haiti: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Furthermore, the four hour flights will be assured by a Boeing 737 with a capacity for 160 passengers. Flights will leave Newark, New jersey at 9:25 a.m. to arrive at Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince at 12:15 p.m. Continental Airlines will leave Haiti at 1:20 p.m. to arrive at Newark Liberty International Airport at 6:15 p.m.
Following the announcement of the 2010 Haiti election results, American Airlines announced the suspension of their daily flights to Port-au-Prince, Haiti for two days. Many other airlines have taken similar actions.
It is obvious that the level of protest in the streets of the Haitian capital and traffic disruption made daily activities almost impossible. Businesses and schools stayed closed and many residents stayed home. There was no traffic, except for occasional police vehicles
Businesses and schools stayed closed and many fearful residents stayed home, off the rubble-strewn streets. There was no traffic apart from an occasional police or U.N. vehicle.
This is breaking news. All persons from Haiti are to be screened before being allowed to enter the country.
The Director of Emergency Management and Special Services in the Health Ministry stated that All persons entering the country by airports or by seaports from Haiti are to face quarantine before allowed into the country. This is what was reported today by Jamaicaobservator.Com
Jamaica is so far the first country to require Haitians or people arriving from Haiti to undergo a screening before allowed into Jamaica.
According to Doctor Marion Bullock-DuCasse, Director of Emergency Disaster and Special Services in Jamaica, all persons arriving directly from Haiti will be taken to a room for an interview and be assessed by the Jamaican Quarantine experts to determine if they have been exposed to or acquire the cholera virus.
Do you remember the 500 pounds Haitian woman that the airline refused to flight to Miami because of her weight? Six Months later, the Dominican Air Force has come to her rescue.
We just learn that The Dominican Air Force will flight the Haitian woman of U.S. citizenship, Dominique Lanoise, to Miami as a humanitarian act.
Dominique Lanoise who is 40 years old, weighs almost 500 pounds and has been in the Dominican Republic for three months because all commercial lines so far have refused to fly her to Miami. Lanoise traveled from Miami to Port-au-Prince after the January 12 earthquake to visit her relatives, but when she came to the country to return to the U.S. the airlines refused to sell her a ticket because of her weight.
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