PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Minister of Tourism Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher on Wednesday announced that growing Caribbean carrier Sunrise Airways, head-quartered in Haiti, will commence service to St. Maarten at the end of June.
She said Sunrise’s service will also connect St. Maarten and Cuba due to the airlines strong presence in that country where it services Sunrise Havana and Santiago de Cuba. Sunrise Airways serves three (3) gateways in Cuba as follows: Havana, Santiago de Cuba, and Camaguey.
Sunrise will begin service to St. Maarten at the end of June, twice a week with the goal of servicing the destination 4 times a week should load factors meet established targets. Sunrise Airways was founded in 2010 and provides commercial and charter flights. In mid-2015 its started servicing to Santo Domingo and thus pave the way for further expansion including 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 the destinations of 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 initi