The brightest planes in the sky will return to Haiti’s north coast just in time for the holidays. Today, Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) announced the resumption of nonstop flights from Cap-Haitien International Airport (CAP) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), beginning on Dec. 3.
Spirit’s service to CAP will be the only nonstop option between the northern part of Haiti and the United States. The airline is offering Guests three weekly flights—Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday—with connections to 22 major cities in the U.S.
“We love giving our Guests more options, and we think flying people from Cap-Haitien nonstop to the U.S. instead of backtracking through Port-au-Prince is a pretty great gift to give as the holiday season approaches,” said Doris Graham, General Manager in Cap-Haitien and Port-au-Prince for Spirit Airlines. “this route shows our commitment to Guests in Cap-Haitien, as well as to the Haitian American population in South Florida.”
Spirit touched down in Haiti with its first flight to Port-au-Prince in 2007 and expanded its operations with nonstop service to Cap-Haitien in 2018. In total, the airline has flown more than 1 million Guests between the U.S. and Haiti. population in South Florida.”
This year, the city of Cap-Haitien celebrated their 350 anniversary. Earlier this month, a Spirit Airlines Team Member spearheaded a push to donate more than 700 school supply kits to the National School in Leogane. The kits included backpacks, notebooks, rulers and pencils, all of which arrived just in time for the start of the school year.