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American Temporarily Halts Flights Between Miami And Port-au-Prince, Limiting Travel Options To Hait

An American Airlines Boeing 767 takes off from Miami International Airport.
An American Airlines Boeing 767 takes off from Miami International Airport.

It’s about to get harder to travel between Miami and Port-au-Prince.

American Airlines canceled its flights between Miami International Airport and Haiti’s Port-au-Prince-Toussaint Louverture International Airport from Aug. 17 to Sept. 8 due to an aircraft delivery delay from Boeing, the company announced this week. One daily flight between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port-au-Prince on American will remain during that time.

The reduction, albeit temporary and unrelated to the nation’s political instability, leaves the country with fewer flight options during a period when travel is usually high between its diaspora communities who return for hometown festivals. Last summer, American Airlines canceled its service to Cap-Haïtien. Today, only Spirit Airlines operates international flights from Cap-Haïtien to Fort Lauderdale.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.

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