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American Airlines will no longer fly from Ft Lauderdale or New York to Haiti

This is a sign that the time has changed. American Airlines is reducing his flights to Haiti. Effective November 3, 2018, the airline will reduce its daily flights from six to four. All flights will be departing from Miami International Airport and fly direct to Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, including one to Cap-Haitien.

Airlines will no longer fly direct to Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport or New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

American Airlines is reducing its number of daily flights from six to four departing Miami International Airport for Port-au-Prince and Haiti's second largest city, Cap-Haitien. With effect from November 3, 2018, there will be 3 daily direct flights from Miami to Port-au-Prince and 1 daily flight to Cap-Haïtien.

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United States Government Issued Warning to Persons Wishing To Visit Haiti

Wishing To Visit Haiti should take special care while travelling the areas of Pétion-Ville and the storm-damaged southern peninsula departments of Grand Anse and Sud. This travel warning replaces department's earlier warning dated November 4, 2016. The warning also advises U.S citizens of evacuation insurance, not to share specific travel plans with strangers. American travelers should maintain constant touch with their hosts or prearranged organizations.

As per John Kelly, the Secretary of the U.S Department of Homeland Security, Americans traveling Haiti must remain cautious while visiting banks, ATMs, because the Haitian authorities' ability to respond to medical or security emergencies is very weak, limited and often in some areas, it is non-existent. The announcement ignores the fact that hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens safely visit Haiti each year.

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Be prepared for record travelers during 4th of July Holiday

Many people in the US will be on the road this weekend for the 4th of July Holiday. While many will travel by plane, causing huge delays at many airports in the US, many more will hit the road in order to reach their destination.

here is what you need to know before you startfilling up the cooler and load the car to start your trip. Leav work either Tursday or Friday no later than 3 PM. This will allow you to beat the rush that usually starts around 3 PM

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Travel Alert to Haiti revised by U.S. State Department

According to U.S. State Department, tensions remain high and they remain abreast of the security situation in Haiti during the election period. All "U.S. citizens in Haiti are advised to maintain adequate supplies of food, water, essential medicines, and other supplies that will allow them to shelter in place for at least 72 hours". They pointed to the fact of possible restrictions on traffic circulation, either imposed by the authorities or caused by political rallies that may occur.

The U.S. State Department announced that this revised Travel Alert should be in effect until February 15, 2017 the date the election process is expected to end.

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Expedia Partnering with Haiti to increase Tourism with International Marketing Campaigns

Mega travel company, Expedia, has been increasing its presence in Haiti in support of the efforts to develop the tourism infrastructure of the county. Haiti has not been recognized as a well-known travel destination in the Caribbean, but is acquiring a higher profile due to several hotel and resort openings, and more to come very soon.

In 2014 Expedia established 40 new partnerships with hoteliers according to Expedia Director, Demetrius Canton, of Lodging Partner Services in the Caribbean. Expedia true to its word has deployed a marketing manager for the exclusive purpose of partnership building and active engagement with hoteliers. It has proved successful, and traveler demand for Haiti has shot up almost 500% in the past year.

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Sunrise Airways this week received permit from the Dominican Republic

Haiti's Sunrise Airways permitted to fly scheduled service from Port-au-Prince to Santo Domingo

The Institute of Civil Aviation, located in the Dominican Republic, issued the Haitian regional air carrier, Sunrise Airways (SA), an operating permit, Part 129. This permit will let SA start scheduling routine flights between Santo Domingo and Port-au-Prince, both capitals sharing the island of Hispaniola. Right now SA offers a timetable of trips from Port-au-Prince to Santiago de Cuba; and domestically from Port-au-Prince to Cap-Haitien.

Sunrise President, Phillippe Bayard, says ". . . we're looking at acquiring larger aircraft to better connect the Caribbean." Currently the SA fleet, 32 EP Jetstreams, seats 19 passengers. In particular, SA is meeting rising demand for domestic flights between and Port-au-Prince and Cap Haitien.

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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.

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Jetblue has landed in Haiti

JetBlue Airways has announced its brand new routes into Haiti. The popular airline will conduct a series of three flights between Haiti and the United States, with one leaving out of the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York and two departing from the Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale.

Both destinations will land at the Port-au-Prince, Toussaint L'Ouverture Airport in the venture that has been described as a wonderful new opportunity for both countries. The new speculation has, thus, been celebrated by JetBlue and the Hollywood International Airport and the festivities were complete with a water cannon salute for the first passengers who departed on the inaugural flight #1709. The flight departed from gate F2 of Terminal 3 at just before 1 p.m.

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Will Jetblue live to my expectation to bring cheap flies to Haiti?

Lè ke mwen tande ke Jetblue aprale comanse vwayage an Ayiti, premye bagay ki vini nan tet mwen: "Zot" pwale bouke exploite moun an Ayiti. I said no more paying more than $500 to $600 to fly from Miami to Haiti, while the same airline traveling to the neighboring Dominican Republic charges only $200.

We will see soon whether or not Jetblue will make a difference.

Welcome to jetblue into the Haitian market.

Jetblue will be flying to Haiti with one flight from New York's John F Kennedy Airport and two daily out of Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

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U.S. State Department Warns American citizens to exercise caution during their visits to Haiti

The U.S. State Department issued on August 13, 2013 a new warning to all American citizens who live or want to come to Haiti due to security issue in the country. This new warning is to replace the previous warning issued on 28 December 2012.

The New U.S. State Department travel warning strongly encourages American citizens to exercise caution during their visits to Haiti. American citizens have been victims of violent crimes, including murders and kidnappings, primarily around the Haitian Capital.

The warning noted reasons such as high level of crime, lack of adequate infrastructure and medical institutions, severe weather and seasonal limited police protection.

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