Dear CSA Colleagues,
This year the Executive Council of CSA has been actively researching the possibility of direct flights between Jamaica and Haiti. And we are glad to say that we have struck gold. We are talking about the relatively new airline, Inter-Caribbean Airways, (formerly Turks and Caicos Airways).
For those of you going to the CSA Conference in Haiti this year from Jamaica, we urge you to think seriously about taking a direct flight between Jamaica and Haiti, rather than flying into Miami and then bouncing back to the Caribbean to Haiti. Haiti is one of Jamaica’s closest neighbours. As such for those in the Northern Caribbean it makes perfect sense to take a more direct route to Haiti. Additionally, for those flying to Haiti from the Eastern Caribbean islands such as Trinidad or Barbados, you may want to think about flying to Jamaica via Caribbean Airlines and then take Inter-Caribbean Airways to Haiti.
Please see below for the information that we have garnered from Inter-Caribbean Airways (Formerly Turks and Caicos Airways) regarding direct and indirect flights from Jamaica to Haiti. For those who intend to take in the entire conference, we recommend flying out on Sunday, June 5 and then returning on Sunday, June 12. In this way you will experience the entire conference, which this year is a full six days, starting early on Monday, June 6 and climaxing on the evening of Saturday, June 11.
There is an added incentive: We need a minimum of 16 people on any one flight for it to go directly to Haiti (and not via PLS –PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands), as well as to guarantee the specially discounted price of US$614.95.
If we do not get 16 CSA members or other conferees on the designated flights, (in this case –Sunday, June 5, Outbound and Sunday, June 11, Return), not only will one have to fly to Haiti via Providenciales with a minimum stop over of one hour, but the price will increase to US$654 at a minimum. In this regard we urge CSA members to act collectively, and thus allow our influence as an association to be felt. Remember if we are advocates for change, ultimately it’s about people power.
In Summary For Flights between Jamaica and Haiti – Inter-Caribbean Airways
Charter Flight Options for Direct Flights Between Kingston, Jamaica and Port Au Prince, Haiti
- 30 seat charter with 30 pax : US$886 per person
- 13 seat charter with 13 pax : US$1,262 per person
Please note that Inter-Caribbean Airways offers the connection Kingston- Port Au Prince and Port Au Prince via Providenciales, (Turks and Caicos Islands) 4 times a week on their regular schedule.
If we have more than 16 CSA Conferees on a flight not only will the flight be re-routed such that it is a direct flight, but the price will then be dropped to US$614.91.
If people travel as individuals and we fail to achieve the critical mass of 16 people or more on one flight, one will fly indirectly via Providenciales. One should also bear in mind that there is around 1 hour transit in Providenciales. And that the price will increase to at least US$654.
The schedule for the regular flights is as follows:
Flight departs NMIA 08:35am arrives Providenciales [PLS] 11.15 am. It then departs Providenciales (PLS) at 12.15pm arrives at Port Au Prince [PAP] 12.20 pm.
The above service is available on Tuesday, Wednesday Friday and Sunday.
For the return leg, the flight times are:
Departure from Port Au Prince at 12.50pm and arrive at Providenciales (PLS) at 2.55pm. It departs Providenciales (PLS) at 4.00pm and arrives at Norman Manley Airport, NMIA at 4.40 pm.
The above service for the return leg is available Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
Web-Site Details for Inter-Caribbean Airways: www.intercaribbean.com
Contact Details for Inter-Caribbean Airways in Kingston, Jamaica:
Telephone Number: +1-876-927-9636
Address: 34 Lady Musgrove Road, Suite 8
New Kingston, Jamaica
Office Hours: 09.00 am- 5.00pm Monday-Friday
Closed on weekends and Holidays
For more information and to indicate your interest in flying to Haiti on this route: Contact Michael Barnett – CSA Executive Council Member at Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org.