February 21, 2008
Turks & Caicos Sporting Club at Ambergris Cay Announces Official Opening of Longest Private Airstrip in Caribbean
AMBERGRIS CAY, Turks & Caicos, BWI, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- 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."
Turks & Caicos Sporting Club
CONTACT: Mimi Crume for Turks & Caicos Sporting Club, +1-646-291-8765