Turks & Caicos Sporting Club at Ambergris Cay Announces Official Opening of Longest Private Airstrip in Caribbean

    AMBERGRIS CAY, Turks & Caicos, BWI, Feb. 21 /CNW/ -- Turks & Caicos
Sporting Club at Ambergris Cay, a 1,100-acre private residential island and
equity sporting club, is pleased to announce the completion of its 5,700-foot
airstrip, the longest lighted, paved private airstrip in the Caribbean.
    The private airstrip offers members an opportunity that few other
destinations can match -- the chance to fly directly to their own private
Caribbean island.  Ambergris Cay Airport accommodates many types of commercial
and private aircrafts with an adjacent facility for customs and immigration.
    "The accessibility to our island is key, with the 5700-foot runway, we
have the flexibility to bring our children and grandchildren down from Atlanta
and within two and a half hours are on Ambergris Cay; and without the hassles
of customs lines, plane changes, or waiting in airports, it is a pleasure to
travel with the whole family.  Also, in my line of work, I am often in New
York City one day and Dallas the next. With this flexibility, a stop off on
Ambergris Cay is as easy as going home," says Jouko Rissanen, member of TCSC.
    In compliance with CAA regulations, the Airport will have a fully
equipped firefighting team and an EMS station is currently under construction
to be completed in March.  Full Airport Certification from United Kingdom
Civil Aviation Authority is anticipated at the end of the first quarter 2008.
    "This amenity is the top of the top," says Peter Pollak, Managing
Partner, DPS Sporting Club Development. "The addition of the airstrip to the
Turks & Caicos Sporting Club stands head and shoulders above any jetstrip that
has been built on any private island in the Caribbean."
    Capable of operations 24 hours a day, seven days a week for both
international and domestic flights, Ambergris Cay members will have the
ultimate in arrival and departure flexibility.  The airstrip will operate from
sunrise to sunset and after sunset by prior arrangement. Along with private
aircraft access, the Airport will continue to serve club flights to/from the
nearby island of Providenciales.
    "For our clients, their most valuable asset is time," says Patrick
Worsham, Managing Director, DPS Club Management. "Building a private airstrip
gives them the ability to get here easily and begin enjoying themselves the
moment they touch the ground."

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