Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced it will resume service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Port-au-Prince, Haiti, three times weekly beginning April 3, 2010. Service from JFK to Port-au-Prince will expand to five times weekly, effective June 10.
“As part of a long-standing commitment to the Caribbean basin, Delta looks forward to once again providing multiple travel options that not only connect the tri-state area to Haiti, but will assist in ensuring more access to this region for rebuilding and humanitarian efforts,” said James Sarvis, Delta’s vice president – International Airport Customer Service.
Delta’s previous service between New York-JFK and Haiti started June 20, 2009, but was suspended following the tragic earthquake that struck the country Jan. 12, 2010. As part of its philanthropic efforts, Delta continues to contribute financial and in-kind support to Haiti relief efforts through multiple organizations including CARE, Yele Haiti, the American Red Cross and other organizations.
Due to aircraft weight and balance limitations, all customers will be permitted one carry-on bag and one personal item, as well as two checked pieces of luggage on flights into Port-au-Prince free of charge, unless prior arrangements have been made. Excess and overweight luggage charges will apply. Detailed information on baggage allotments and fees is available on delta.com.