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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

American Airlines adds new Haiti flight

MIAMI (AP) — American Airlines is adding flights from Miami to a second city in Haiti.

The airline based in Fort Worth, Texas, announced Monday that daily service between Miami International Airport and Cap-Haitien, Haiti, would begin Oct. 2. The route joins the airline’s current nonstop service from Miami to Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince.

Cap-Haitien is located on Haiti’s northern coast. Airline executive Art Torno in a statement called the new service “an important catalyst to develop the north coast and open up this historically significant destination.”

In a statement from the airline, Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said the Cap-Haitien route “represents a tremendous opportunity for significant economic impact” by connecting Miami with Haiti’s second-largest city.

Airline officials said the new route will be operated with a Boeing 737-800.

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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