Budget air carrier JetBlue Airways will launch service from New York City and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Florida, to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on 5 December 2013. The Caribbean and Latin America now account for one third of JetBlue's route network.
"We applaud JetBlue's decision to begin flights between JFK and Fort Lauderdale to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as of December 2013,” says Consul General of the Republic of Haiti in New York, Charles Antoine Forbin.
"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. 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. This will no doubt give a boost to our country's economy."
Scott Laurence, Vice President of network planning for JetBlue Airways is equally upbeat.
"JetBlue continues to grow in the Caribbean thanks to the great reception our low fares and award-winning service have had in the region," Scott says.
"With expansion into Port-au-Prince, we plan to meet the demand for quality service to Haiti by offering competitive fares to the large Haitian diaspora in the United States. In turn, we look forward to helping to support the community on the island."
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