Orlando Airport produced a cake to welcome the arrival of Sunrise Airways’ inaugural service from Port-au-Prince on 18 October. Seen conducting the cutting of the cake are: Philippe Bayard, CEO of Sunrise Airways; Jessy Menos, Minister of Tourism for Haiti; and Pierre Max Charles, Consul of Haiti in Orlando, with the three being watched over by Vicki Jaramillo, Senior Director Marketing and Air Service Development, Orlando Airport.
- Sunrise Airways, which was founded in 2010, commenced flights between Port-au-Prince (PAP) and Orlando (MCO) on 18 October, with the 1,429-kilometre connection becoming the sole link between Haiti and the Floridian airport, and also the carrier’s first destination in the US. The airport pair will be served by Sunrise Airways four times weekly on the airline’s only 737-800 configured with 168 seats, which it acquired through a wet lease agreement with Travel Service according to the Haiti-based carrier. The airline plans to also utilise the aircraft on its new service from Port-au-Prince to Miami which is expected to launch on 14 November. Along with the 737-800, Sunrise Airways also has one A320, one Jetstream 31 and two Jetstream 32s. See how Orlando Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.