JetBlue to Launch Service to Haiti

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.

READ MORE HERE: http://www.caribjournal.com/2013/05/09/jetblue-to-launch-service-to-haiti/

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