Country Profile

Republic of Haiti
(Republique d'Haiti)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
1 January 1804
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
147 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
83 of 242 in the World

The Country


The Republic of Haiti occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola. Even more than its neighbour, the Dominican Republic, it is dominated by ranges of steep mountains which divide the country into a series of valleys and generally narrow coastal plains. It is located between 72° to 74° western geographic longitude and 18° to 20° northern geographic latitude and has an area of 27,560 square kilometres (10,638 square miles). The latitude and longitude of the capital, Port-au-Prince, are about 72°20′ W and 18°36′ N.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Haiti History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Haiti
World Travel Guide – Caribbean – Haiti
wikipedia: Haiti
wikipedia: History of Haiti
Library of Congress / Area Handbook Series / Haiti


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Haiti.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

The registration prefix ‘H-H’ was used 1919 to 1929.
The registration prefix ‘HH-‘ is used from 1929 to present; eg:HH-AAA to HH-ZZZ.

All-time Haiti – civil aircraft register (H-Haa HH-aaa).
[Get involved with the Aeroflight Cloud.]

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Corps d’Aviation d’Haiti) (disbanded 1994)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation – originally provided by the Air Force, VIP transport is now provided by chartered commercial operators
Coast Guard Aviation – the Haitian Coast Guard is a branch of the National Police. No separate aviation unit.

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no helicopter rescue service
Police Aviation (Haitian National Police) [2003-2010]

Commercial Aviation

wikipedia: Airlines of Haiti
The World’s Airlines: Haiti

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Cap Haitien AP (IATA code: CAP)
Les Cayes AP (IATA code: CYA)
Jacmel AP (IATA code: JAK)
Jeremie AP (IATA code: JEE)
Port-au-Prince / Port-au-Prince IAP (IATA code: PAP)
Port-de-Paix AP (IATA code: PAX)
Airports in Haiti

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing

On Show

Aviation Museums

None at present.

Airshow Dates:
Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None at present.

Aviation Bibliography

Central American and Caribbean Air Forces (Daniel Hagedorn)

Armed Forces of Latin America (Adrian English)

Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

World Air Forces Directory (Ian Carroll)

Military Balance (IISS)

World Air Power Journal 32, p.152

Web Links

The Latin American Aviation Historical Society

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