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American Airlines Expanded Services To Haiti

 
American Airlines Expanded Services To Haiti
Posted Monday, July 28th 2014 @ 3pm

  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.

(Photo: Joe Raedle / 2013 Getty Images)

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