American Airlines said today that it is postponing resumption of service
to Haiti until Tuesday, March 9. The airline suspended service to Haiti on
Feb. 26 because of civil disturbances there, and had announced plans to
restore its flights to and from Port-au-Prince tomorrow, March 5. However,
American said it needs the additional time to coordinate with its local
employees and properly prepare its terminal facilities for its customers.
American will restore service to Port-au-Prince with three daily flights
—two from Miami and one from New York’s Kennedy Airport—and a flight
five days a week between Port-au-Prince and Fort Lauderdale. As previously
planned, a third daily flight on the Port-au-Prince-Miami route was
removed from the schedule, effective March 2.
For more information, customers in the U.S. and Haiti are advised to call
American Airlines at 1-800-433-7300, contact their travel agents, or visit
American’s Web site at http://www.aa.com/ .