2.2 Haiti Aviation


Air transport is the main channel for the passenger traffic. Port-au-Prince international airport is the biggest of the country, where basically all humanitarian and development workers arrive in HaitiBut as of today, Port-au-Prince International Airport is again the almost only entry point for passengers. The second international airport of the country is located in the North, at Cap-Haitien.

A number of smaller airports and air fields are present in Haiti, together with numerous Helicopter Landing Zones (HLZ) for internal passenger movements and limited cargo. International flights are available to the United States, Dominican Republic, Cuba, other Caribbean Island and France. Not all operators are however endorsed by UNDSS, limiting the choice and options for official travels.  Since November 2019, WFP managed the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in Haiti and deployed a helicopter to provide regular air services for passengers (up to 22 passengers) and light cargo (up to 4 tons of cargo) to the main cities of six departments, as well as ad-hoc flights including full cargo flights and Medevac to and from another 20 and plus locations.

Regular cargo flights serve Port-au-Prince International Airport to deliver fresh goods.

Even if badly damaged during the 2010 earthquake and already unadopted, aging, and incapable to meet the standards of international traffic and the needs of a local traffic, Port-au-Price International Airport continues to serve as a vital link for Haiti.
Besides these technical issues, ground movements for cargo are characterized by very high and varied costs. Given the rather poor conditions of the road network and the insecurity on the road, air transport could be expanded in order to better relay provinces with the capital and its services. Expansion and repair of airstrips could support savings, because fixed-wing aircraft could be used more extensively. For a list of HLZs, please see attached map of UNHAS Haiti location of operations, which not only includes organized helipads, but also other suitable landing locations utilized during an emergency.

Office National Aviation Civile (OFNAC)

The Civil Aviation Sector in Haiti is administrated by the OFNAC, which is a body of the Ministère des Travaux Publics, Transport et Communications (MTPTC).
OFNAC sets the rules for the Haitian air transport sector. It also controls the country's air space traffic, which consists in a large area of the Caribbean air space. This is done by 24/24h air traffic controller's radio room.
OFNAC is part of ICAO.

Autorité Aéroportuaire Nationale (AAN)

Another important body of the Civil Aviation Sector is the AAN.
The AAN ensures planning, creation, extensions, management and the exploitation of airports facilities in Haiti. AAN is also part of the MTPTC.

International airports: Toussaint Louverture International Airport Port-au-Prince, Ouest departement;

Hugo Chavez International Airport, Cap Haitien, North departement.

Domestic airports: Jacmel Airport, Jacmel, Sud-Est; Jeremie Airport, Jeremie, Grand’Anse; Antoine Simon Airport, Les Cayes, Sud;  and Port de-Paix Airport, Port de Paix, Nord-Ouest.

Other: UNHAS Haiti has more than 20 remote locations used as landing zones.

Procedures for Foreign Registered Aircraft

Foreign aircraft can land in Haiti only for delivery of cargo and passengers. For longer stays or to operate in Haiti, an authorization has to be obtained from the OFNAC. Conformity certifications and permission for occupying parking space on airport grounds from AAN have to be submitted in order to obtain this authorization.

For information on Haiti Airport contact details, please see the following link: 4.4 Haiti Airport Company Contact List

Landing charges and parking fees can refer to the following document. (Note*this document serves only as a reference, the rate subject to change, please contact AAN directly for further information)

Barem Tarifaire -AAN

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