Port-au-Prince airport repairs complete
Haiti’s capital airport, closed by the Jan. 12 earthquake, is functional once again and able to resume daily commercial service.
Passenger service will resume Feb. 19 with American Airlines flights from Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood international Airport and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport — less than four weeks after repair and reconstruction work began at the badly damaged Toussaint Louverture International Airport.
'All of us at American Airlines and American Eagle have been eager to restore our normal operations into Haiti,' said Peter Dolara, American's senior vice president for Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America. 'These flights serve as major milestones toward helping the country rebuild. With commercial air service restored, we can better connect loved ones and provide consistent transportation to and from Haiti.'
Dolara and Gilberto Neves, president and chief executive of the U.S. subsidiary of Odebrecht, the Brazilian engineering and construction company, toured areas damaged by the earthquake. In three weeks Odebecht delivered both a refurbished departures-and-arrivals terminal, refurbished the American Airlines cargo facility for passenger check-in and customs and immigration.