Officials from JetBlue Airways and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will celebrate the airline’s inaugural flight between Fort Lauderdale and Port-au-Prince, Haiti Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
The new nonstop route to the Haiti’s Toussaint Louverture International Airport (PAP) will operate twice-daily with a 100-seat Embraer 190 aircraft, according to JetBlue.
The inaugural festivities will include a water cannon salute for passengers departing on flight #1709 that’s scheduled to depart at 12:40 p.m. from gate F2 in Terminal 3
“We see great opportunities with our new service to Port-au-Prince. We look forward to bringing competitive fares along with our award-winning service to Haiti,” said Dave Barger, JetBlue's president and CEO, in a statement. ”With one-third of our network serving the Caribbean and Latin America, we are very pleased to add this important destination to our network.”
Port-au-Prince is JetBlue’s 82nd destination and its 24th destination internationally.
The Fort Lauderdale to Port-au-Prince twice-daily service will operate as follows:
FLL to PAP:
Depart – Arrive
6:30 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.
12:40 p.m. – 2:38 p.m.
PAP to FLL:
Depart - Arrive
9:25 a.m. – 11:34 a.m.
3:34 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
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