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July 20, 2017 -

Effective July 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has implemented enhanced security measures for passengers flying to the United States. These measures include heightened inspection of personal electronic devices, such as laptops and tablets. Electronic devices larger than a smartphone must be charged with enough battery power to be turned on upon request and easily accessible, with covers, cases or any other packaging removed, in preparation for screening at the security checkpoint. Any refused item will not be permitted in checked baggage. Air Transat will be unable to provide storage or assume responsibility for these items during your trip.

To allow for additional time to go through security and to ensure you don’t miss your flight, please arrive at the airport three hours prior to your scheduled departure time.

For further information, please visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website.

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Airfare to Port-au-Prince over the next 12 months

The price of flights to Port-au-Prince varies from month to month. The chart below highlights the lowest rates you can expect to pay depending on when you travel.

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Air Transat offers flights to Port-au-Prince from select Canadian airports. Choose your departure city below to view detailed flight information.


Toussaint Louverture International Airport

Flight distance to Port-au-Prince 1288 km
Average flight time to Port-au-Prince 04H 30MIN
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Port-Au-Prince: A Miraculous Revival

Haiti was virtually destroyed by an earthquake in 2010 and has been rebuilding ever since. The capital, Port-Au-Prince, has shown a brave face, and a renewed energy has come back to the city. Through it all, the people have remained warm and proud.

Gingerbread Houses

The design of these homes tends to make them look like gingerbread houses, but unique building techniques have made them far sturdier than their sugary lookalikes. High ceilings aid with warding off the Caribbean heat while a special four-sided roof helps defend from oncoming hurricanes. Most importantly, specialized carpentry allows the buildings to flex: imperative during an earthquake.


The Pétionville neighbourhood in Port-Au-Prince is home to restaurants, nightclubs and shops, making it a destination for visitors and Haitians alike.

La Citadelle

Built to fend off a possible French attack in the early 1800s, la Citadelle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Haiti. Few fortresses like it exist in the Americas and its size is impressive, but the hike to get to it takes some energy.

Marche de Fer

Haiti is one of the few places where travellers can see voodoo up close, and the Marche de Fer is the place to do it. This packed market is full of vendors selling a wide range of voodoo crafts, statues and paraphernalia — lucky visitors may even see the occasional demonstration. Travellers can also find an assortment of fresh Haitian food here, including spiced fish, vegetables and more. Be forewarned, its popularity among tourists also makes it a prime working spot for thieves, so market-goers are advised to keep a firm grasp on their wallets and purses.


Cascading waterfalls join three spectacular pools, coloured a vibrant blue by the minerals in the surrounding rocks. It’s definitely a popular destination but the otherworldly nature of the scene makes it worthwhile.

To ensure a successful trip to Port-au-Prince, read this useful information about travelling to Haiti.

Weather in Port-au-Prince can vary throughout the year. The chart below indicates monthly average temperatures and rainfall so travellers can plan the perfect vacation at the right time and pack accordingly.
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