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Hati-Criminalit: Promises to resume commercial flights at the international airport and the Port-au-Prince terminal

  • May 9, 2024
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P-au-P, 09 from 2024 [AlterPresse] — Discussions are underway with airlines around the actions necessary for an effective resumption, as quickly as possible, of commercial flight operations at Toussaint Louverture international airport and at the Guy Malary terminal in Port-au -Prince, announces the General Directorate of the National Airport Authority (Aan), in a press release dated May 8, 2024 of which the online agency AlterPresse was informed.

Provisions have been made to improve security around and inside airports, in close collaboration with the Haitian National Police (Pnh), the Haitian Armed Forces (Fad’H) and the authorities concerned, to reassure the Aan.

A series of unfortunate events have seriously compromised the security of the installations and employees of the Port-au-Prince international airport, recalls the National Airport Authority, referring to the assaults of armed bandits on Thursday February 29, 2024 against different infrastructures in the metropolitan area of ​​the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Two aircraft were hit by projectiles during these armed attacks, causing damage to several buildings at the Port-au-Prince international airport, leading to the slowdown of several essential services, including the suspension of flight operations by airlines, deplores Aan.

Several windows of the Guy Malary terminal in Port-au-Prince were broken, on Thursday, February 29, 2024, by bullets from armed bandits, who were operating with their visors raised in neighboring areasaccording to testimonies obtained by the online agency AlterPresse.

A strong wave of panic then reigned at the Guy Malary terminal in Port-au-Prince, with these attacks by armed bandits not far from the area, a source wishing to remain anonymous informed AlterPresse/AlterRadio.

Staff members, travelers had to take shelter, take cover, to avoid being victims of stray bullets.

Due to this situation, several local and international airline flights were canceled at the Guy Malary terminal and at the Toussaint Louverture international airport in Port-au-Prince.

International and national flights have been suspended at Port-au-Prince international airport since these attacks by armed gangs on February 29, 2024.

Around 200 houses were destroyed within the perimeter of the Port-au-Prince international airport, in order to bring it into compliance with international security standards and allow the resumption of air traffic, which is still slow. [emb rc apr 09/05/2024 15:00]