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Turks and Caicos airline boosts regional connectivity

PROVIDENCIALES, TCI — With its new enhanced winter timetable, interCaribbean Airways substantially boosts regional connectivity and convenience via its fast-growing hub at Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI).

“Both the passenger’s connecting experience at Providenciales, and the flight connecting schedules are now much improved,” explained CEO, Trevor Sadler.

Connecting passengers will in the very near future, bypass immigration, proceeding directly through international security screening and into the departures lounge. This “via Provo” connection for transit passengers will be completely hassle-free following global best practices and avoiding major hubs.

“We can now focus on the needs of travelers in the region,” said interCaribbean Chairman Lyndon Gardiner, adding that good air service is crucial and integral to business location decisions.

The Turks and Caicos Airports Authority CEO, John Smith, said, “We are pleased to partner with Immigration and interCaribbean in facilitating in-transit passengers at Providenciales.”

Effective November 14, interCaribbean will operate these services to/from the Providenciales hub:

San Juan, Puerto Rico, 4x weekly

Santiago, Dominican Republic, 4x weekly
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 4x weekly
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, 3x weekly

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 4x weekly
Cap Haitian, Haiti, daily

Santiago, Cuba, 3x weekly
Havana, Cuba 2x weekly

Kingston, and Montego Bay, Jamaica, daily

Nassau, Bahamas, 6x weekly

Tortola, BVI, 4x weekly via San Juan onward to Antigua

Connections link the above cities via a typical 45-minute hassle-free transit in Providenciales.

The TCI isn’t the first small territory to energetically position itself as a connecting hub, look at Antigua, Panama, Iceland, Dubai, Singapore and other such “mice that roared,” noted Gardiner.

Inter-island travel difficulty has been documented and lamented by countless economists, executives, development experts, politicians, NGOs and others. Caribbean islands near each other have been mutually accessible only through extraordinarily circuitous and expensive airline routings via distant hubs.

“We are changing this, with huge passenger savings in time, comfort and trip expense,” said Gardiner.

interCaribbean, founded 25 years ago, is based in the TCI. The company operates EMB 120, Twin Otter, BE99 aircraft connecting the TCI, Antigua, Tortola, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Bahamas and Cuba; and domestic flights in Jamaica between Kingston and Montego Bay. The TCI as a UK territory applies rigorous airline regulatory standards.

Source: Caribbean News Now

Nov 4, 2016

Category: DR News |

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