American Airlines is shaking up its flight schedule to Haiti. According to the Miami Herald, come November 3, AA is reducing its direct flights to Port-au-Prince.
Passengers will no longer be able to fly direct to Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport or New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, the airline announced on Tuesday.
The carrier is reducing the number of daily flights from 6 to 4, all departing from Miami International Airport and including a daily flight to Haiti’s second largest city, Cap-Haitien.
Minister of Haitians Living Abroad, Guy André Jr. Francois, had described the decision by American Airlines to reduce the number of daily flights from six to four “as a big loss for us”, saying it was “an opportunity for other airlines to come aboard and provide direct service to Haiti.”
American Airlines is cutting some of its international flights, as the world's largest airline faces a profit-crimping surge in fuel prices.