PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – A major international airline carrier is introducing flights to Haiti.
JetBlue Airways spokesman Mike Miller says the flights will leave twice a day from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and land in the Caribbean nation’s capital, Port-au-Prince. One flight will depart each day from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
Miller says that the carrier plans to bring lower fares to the market.
Many in impoverished Haiti have complained for years that flights from Port-au-Prince to the United States are too expensive. Part of the fees stem from taxes that are collected by the Haitian government.
A JetBlue executive and Haitian officials kicked off the first flights by flying to Port-au-Prince Thursday.