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Air France resumes Haiti operations

3rd March 2010 Print

Air France’s first flight from Pointe à Pitre landed on 19 February at 17:58 at Toussaint Louverture airport in Port au Prince. This was the first flight operated by Air France to Haiti since the terrible earthquake which shook the country on 12 January.

“We are very pleased to be among the first airlines to have resumed flights to and from Port au Prince”, declared Antoine Pussiau, SVP Air France Caribbean & Indian Ocean. “We have very strong ties with Haiti and it was important for us to be able to resume business rapidly”.

From 1 March, Air France will operate daily services, by Airbus A320:

• One flight between Port au Prince and Miami,
• One flight between Port au Prince and Pointe à Pitre, providing passengers with connections to Paris-Orly.

To make travel easier for its passengers to and from Haiti, Air France has also introduced special fares, which include a free 40 kg baggage allowance per passenger.

Air France has been operating flights to Haiti since 1947 and operated uninterrupted service for 42 years. In the hours following the earthquake, Air France did all it could to provide assistance with rescue and evacuation operations and took an active part in repatriating French citizens.

For several years, the Air France Foundation has been supporting projects in Haiti in favour of children in need and will be financing projects to rebuild schools and orphanages in the months to come.