Haiti-based Sunrise Airways announced today that it has entered into the final phase of its application process toward initiating its first-ever flights to/from Jamaica.
“Our journey to this point has been long, with some minor turbulence endured along the way, but I’m very pleased to say that we are now, indeed, on final approach to spread our wings to Jamaica this fall,” said Philippe Bayard, President of Sunrise Airways.
Building upon its initial plan to serve the Kingston–Port-au-Prince route, Sunrise has vastly expanded its commitment to the Jamaica market.
“Our current application to the Jamaican Civil Aviation Authority features a total of 25 possible new routes,” said Bayard. “Unique to our plan, Sunrise intends to be the only airline serving all three of Jamaica’s international gateways – Norman Manley in Kingston, Sangster International in Montego Bay, and Ian Flemming International Airport in Ocho Rios – with overseas flights.”
Sunrise Airways’ proposed new flights from Jamaica will connect all three of the country’s international airports with destinations in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba.
“We see tremendous potential for growth along all of our proposed lines of flying, especially the Jamaica–Cuba routes,” said Bayard. “We’re committed to serving more of Cuba from more of Jamaica than any other airline, creating valuable links for foreign commercial and cultural exchange, as well as unique leisure travel options enabling vacationers to experience the best of both countries in a more seamless fashion.”
Sunrise Airways will deploy its flagship ATR 42-320 aircraft on its new Jamaica routes. With newly refurbished cabins, a maximum seating capacity of 46 seats, inflight service, onboard lavatory, ample overhead space, legroom, and cargo capacity, Sunrise ATR’s are setting a new standard for excellence in Western Caribbean skies.
Sunrise Airways anticipates receiving final clearance from the Jamaican Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) by September 1, 2016 for the launch of its new Jamaica flights during the fall of 2016.