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Sunrise Airways is an airline based in Haiti which provides scheduled passenger and charter flights. From its hub in Port-au-Prince, Sunrise Airways operates daily scheduled passenger flights serving several destinations across the Caribbean islands, including to destinations within Cuba, Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos Islands and others. Overall, the airline flies to nearly 10 destinations.

The airline launched flights in 2011, originally flying only charter flights. During the same year that it launched, it began flying scheduled flights, with its first flight between Port-au-Prince and Jacmel. To start with, the airline flew only domestic flights within Haiti. However, as it grew, it launched international flights to other Caribbean islands, starting with Cuba and flying to other popular destinations such as the Dominican Republic.

Today, the airline is the only airline from Haiti and the top choice for flying in and out of the island, as well as domestic flights between destinations within the island. Sunrise Airways expects to add more destinations to its route network in the future. Although nothing is confirmed, in the past, it's shown interest in connecting Haiti with destinations in Jamaica, the Bahamas and Guyana.

Find out more about booking domestic flights within Haiti.

Baggage Policy

Sunrise Airways allows its passengers to have a free checked baggage allowance of 23kg and a carry-on allowance of 5kg.

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers on Sunrise Airways flights are given a free carry-on baggage allowance of 5kg per person. This is strictly one bag per person, with a maximum overall dimension of 127 cm (50"). In addition to this, Sunrise Airways allows passengers to take a maximum of three personal items with them on the flight, which must fit either in the overhead baggage compartment or under the seat on the aircraft.

Checked Baggage

Passengers on Sunrise Airways flights are given a free checked baggage allowance of 23kg. On routes to Cuba, passengers are given an extra 5kg of free baggage allowance.

In addition to this, passengers can also purchase up to three pieces of additional baggage on any Sunrise Airways flight.

All checked baggage must fit within the overall dimensions of 157 cm (62").

Excess Baggage

Any excess baggage that's purchased with Sunrise Airways will cost passengers between $50 USD and $100 USD depending on the number of bags and the weight of the baggage. 

Cabin Classes

Sunrise Airways only officially has 1 cabin class — Economy Class. However, the Economy fare is split up into 2 separate types.

Economy Class

Sunrise Airways flies with an Economy Class cabin only. The cabin offers a simple service with a cabin crew on board, which is perfect for short flights around the world. There are two different fares that Sunrise Airways offer in Economy — Sun Plus and Sun Flex. Each fare has a different level of flexibility when it comes to cancelling or changing the flight.


The seats in the economy class are comfortable with a good amount of legroom. In total economy class has between 140–180 seats, set out in a 3 x 3 formation.

In-flight Entertainment & WIFI

Sunrise Airways doesn't have an in-flight entertainment system installed on its flight. For entertainment, passengers are given a copy of the airline's in-flight magazine to read throughout the flight.

There's no WIFI on any of its flights.

Food & Drink

The airline offers a small food and drink service in-flight, with light snacks and beverages available to order.

If passengers wish to bring their own food and drink onboard, they must make sure that it's permitted to pass through airport security.


Sunrise Airways have different check-in times depending on the route that you're flying.

Online Check-in

Passengers can check-in for their Sunrise Airways flight on the Sunrise Airways online check-in page by entering their booking reference and completing the instructions on screen.

Please note: online check-in is only available on select flights.

Airport Check-in

If passengers don't have access to online check-in, they can check-in at the airport by visiting one of the Sunrise Airways check-in counters. Airport check-in closes 40 minutes before scheduled flight departure time on international flights and 15 minutes before scheduled flight departure time on domestic flights. However, Sunrise Airways recommend that passengers arrive at the airport least two hours before departure time for international flights and at least one hour before departure for domestic flights, in order to allow for check-in, baggage drop and security check.

Frequent Flyer Programme

Sun Airways' frequent flyer programme is called Sun Airpass.

Sun Airpass

Sun Airways doesn't have a traditional frequent flyer program where passengers can earn points/miles to spend on future flights.

However, it does offers the Sun Airpass. The Sun Airpass is a booklet of 30 coupons which can be used to pay for flights in the future. Passengers purchase their booklet for an upfront cost and can use their coupons at any time. Coupons aren't linked to a single passenger, so a group of friends, company or family can all use coupons from the same booklet.

One-way flights on Sunrise Airways cost 1–3 coupons and round-trip flights cost 2–5 coupons, depending on the route. The number of coupons that each flight costs are at a fixed rate.

Airline Alliance

Sunrise Airways doesn't currently participate in an airline alliance.

Special Services

Sunrise Airways offers wheelchair assistance, extra space on the aircraft and other kinds of individual assistance. Passengers that have booked their Sunrise Airways flight with Alternative Airlines can arrange special assistance by contacting our Customer Service team.

Sunrise Airways are now operating a partnership with Air Caraibes that allows passengers to book a ticket from or to Paris. Sunrise Airways will connect you to or from Cap Haitien, Les Cayes or Jeremie.

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Destinations that Sunrise Airways flies to

Sunrise Airways flies to many destinations, including Port au Prince, Cap-Haïtien, Havana, Santo Domingo, Camagüey, Willemstad and more. Sunrise Airways operate flights between Haiti and Cuba around 18 times a week and a further 12 between Santa Domingo and Port Au Prince.

Alternatives to Sunrise Airways

Each of the airlines below flies similar routes to Sunrise Airways.

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Hub Airport

Toussaint Louverture International Airport

Toussaint Louverture International Airport (PAP) is an international airport. It's the busiest airport in Haiti and the hub airport for Sunrise Airways. Sunrise Airways has used the airport as its hub since it launched flights in 2011.

Other than flights throughout the Caribbean with Sunrise Air, the airport has flights to destinations in North America, Cuba, Dominican Republic and many more. Airlines that use Toussaint Louverture International Airport (PAP) include Air Ayiti, Air France, American Airlines, Jetair Caribbean, Copa Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue, Spirit Airlines, Sunrise Airways.


Sunrise Airways currently have a fleet made up of British Aerospace Jetstream 32, Embraer 120ER and Airbus Industries A321-211.

Frequently asked questions

Where does Sunrise Airways fly?

Sunrise Airways flies to a wide range of destinations, including Port au Prince, Cap-Haïtien, Havana, Santo Domingo, Camagüey, Willemstad and more. Some of their more popular routes operate between 12-18 times a week.