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Delta to discontinue flights to Haiti

Delta Air Lines will discontinue its flights to Haiti as of January.

The airline will end its service between Atlanta and Port-au-Prince, Haiti after the last flight on Jan. 9, 2020.

Atlanta-based Delta said it will re-accommodate passengers or offer refunds to customers with flights booked on the route after that date.

The airline launched flights from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to Port-au-Prince with Saturday service back in 2012, a return of the route after a more than 20-year absence.

But this week, Delta cited “soft demand” in its decision to suspend the route and said it “must respond to market conditions to maintain its long-term viability.”

Delta had already ended its long-standing service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Port-au-Prince earlier this year.

“We are deeply grateful to those who have supported the service over the last decade,” Delta said in a written statement.

Port-au-Prince has been in the middle of anti-government protests that started more than two months ago.

Delta’s joint venture partner Air France operates flights from Miami to Port-au-Prince. Other airlines that fly to Port-au-Prince’s Toussaint Louverture International Airport from Florida include American, JetBlue and Spirit.

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Kelly Yamanouchi
Kelly Yamanouchi
Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport.
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