AIRPORT–Minister of Tourism Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher announced on Wednesday that growing Caribbean carrier Sunrise Airways, headquartered in Haiti, will commence service to St. Maarten at the end of June.
She said the Sunrise service will also connect St. Maarten and Cuba due to the airline’s strong presence in that country where it services three gateways: Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Camaguey.
Sunrise will begin service to St. Maarten at the end of June, twice weekly with the goal of servicing the destination four times a week should load factors meet established targets.
Sunrise Airways was founded in 2010 and provides commercial and charter flights. In mid-2015, the airline started servicing the Santo Domingo route and paved the way for further expansion that included Cuba.
Sunrise Airways will deploy jet aircraft on its new flights to St. Maarten with a total capacity of up to 150 seats. From its hub in Port-au-Prince, Sunrise Airways currently serves Santo Domingo and Santiago in the Dominican Republic; Havana, Camaguey, and Santiago de Cuba in Cuba; and Cap Haitien in northern Haiti.
New flights to/from Orlando, Florida; Georgetown, Guyana; Kingston, Jamaica; Providenciales, Turks & Caicos; and Nassau, the Bahamas are planned for 2017 pending government approval. In line with the expansion of its route network, Sunrise Airways has initiated service aboard new Airbus A320 jet aircraft.
Sunrise Airways said in a statement via the Minister’s office that it very much looks forward to serving St. Maarten with the same uncompromising level of service and customer satisfaction that has made the airline the fastest growing in the Caribbean today.
“Our special thanks go out to Minister Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher and her wonderful team at the St. Maarten Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications. We sincerely value your support and partnership,” concluded Sunrise Airlines.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/65819-sunrise-airways-to-start-serving-sxm-from-june