PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A major U.S. air carrier has canceled all flights in and out of Port-au-Prince, Haiti due to the unsettled political atmosphere and recent violence in the last few weeks.
According to American Airlines spokeswoman Martha Pantin airport employees in Port-au-Prince were unable to get to work Wednesday because of demonstrations in the street.
The cancellations affect flights to and from Port-au-Prince from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and New York. It also affects the American Eagle flight to San Juan via Santo Domingo.
Flights canceled for Wednesday included three to and from Miami, one to and from Ft. Lauderdale, one to and from New York and one from San Juan via Santa Domingo.
American Airlines said the will continue to monitor the situation in Haiti and the decision to cancel flights will be made on a day by day basis.
So far, Delta and Spirit have not cancelled their flights to and from Port-au-Prince.