May 9, 2013
By Alexander Britell
Continuing its Caribbean expansion, New York City-based air carrier JetBlue announced Thursday that it would begin service to Haiti’s Port-au-Prince.
The flights, which will include one daily nonstop flight between New York’s John F Kennedy Airport and Port-au-Prince and twice-daily flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port-au-Prince. Service will begin Dec. 5.
We applaud JetBlue’s decision to begin flights between JFK and Fort Lauderdale to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as of December 2013. This news is welcomed by the Haitian community which has been waiting for the happy day when we can enjoy JetBlue’s award-winning service,” said the Consul General of the Republic of Haiti in New York, Charles Antoine Forbin, in a release. “Thank you JetBlue for casting your vote towards the development of our country and giving our diaspora the opportunity to visit the Motherland more often.”
The move provides a significant lift for a country that has been making a concerted effort to grow its tourism sector.