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Santo Domingo – Port au Prince flights halted

Santo Domingo.- Dominican authorities suspended Santo Domingo-Port-au-Prince flights of the carrier Sunrise Airways, allegedly because their planes aren’t currently insured to operate.

Meanwhile, all flights of the airline MAS, which covers the same route as Sunrise Airways remain suspended between the two capitals, as their aircraft undergo maintenance since January.

The situation has severed direct flights plying the Dominican Republic-Haiti route, according to a Civil Aviation Board (JAC) source quoted by, who asked not to use their name.

However another source, in the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC), affirms that the aircraft have no valid insurance to continue operating, and say they don’t know why the JAC penalized the carrier.

“Thus far (4:35pm Wed.) we have not received an official notification from the Civil Aviation Board on the suspension of operations of the airline Sunrise Airways,” said a senior IDAC official who declined to be identified because they aren’t authorized to speak for the agency.

Yesterday the Spanish News Agency EFE reported the temporary suspension of direct commercial flights between Dominican Republic and Haiti, without providing further details.

Source: DT

March 5, 2016

Category: DR News |

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