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A New Way to Fly to Cuba, from Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands

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nterCaribbean Airways starts flights to Santiago de Cuba in December 2015

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – This December sees the launch of a new Gateway to the island of Cuba from Providenciales (PLS), Turks & Caicos Islands.  Services to Santiago de Cuba (SCU) commence on December 10th, 2015.

With this new service to Santiago from Providenciales, visitors to the Turks & Caicos Islands will be able enjoy easy access to Eastern Cuba with the initial twice weekly flights.

Providenciales to (PLS) Santiago de Cuba  (SCU)
Flight No              Routing                   Effective Date      Days     Depart  Arrive
JY310                  PLS SCU                   10-Dec-15 12-Mar-16 Thu, Sat 4:00pm  4:10pm*
Santiago de Cuba (SCU)  to Providenciales  (PLS)
JY 311                 SCU PLS                   11-Dec-15 12-Mar-16 Mon, Fri 09:10am 11:20am*
(*1hr difference)

interCaribbean Airways, the official airline of the Turks and Caicos Islands, announced its new route to Santiago de Cuba, with services to Havana, Jose Marti International Airport (HAV), Cuba, slated to start in early 2016.  These new flights expands the airline’s total list of destinations to 18 cities throughout the Caribbean, making interCaribbean the best choice for “connecting you and the Caribbean”.

With increased air services from USA and Canada and the recent addition of a second London frequency by British Airways to Providenciales, this service provides timely international connections to this new service and allowing additional island choices for the vacation traveler to combine several Islands.   It is Ideal for People to People travelers ready to visit the culture of Cuba.

ABOUT INTERCARIBBEAN AIRWAYS

Based in the Turks & Caicos Islands, interCaribbean Airways has served travelers as a gateway to the Caribbean since 1992. The company operates a fleet of EMB 120, Twin Otter and BE99 aircraft connecting the Turks & Caicos to the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.  It operates domestic flight in the Turks & Caicos Islands and Jamaica.  International services link Jamaica to the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico.  In winter 2015 will see the launch of new nonstop services from Providenciales to Santiago de Cuba and Havana, Cuba, as well as services to Antigua and Barbuda, new Port au Prince to Santo Domingo and Punta Cana to Puerto Rico.

For information regarding the airline, and to book your reservation, visit interCaribbean.com or a preferred travel agency.

CONTACT: media@interCaribbean.com

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Verizon is First U.S. Wireless Company to Offer Roaming in Cuba

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — It’s been about one month since the United States officially reopened its embassy in Cuba. Starting next week, Verizon Wireless customers who travel internationally can connect easily – including talk, messaging and data – while in the Caribbean’s largest nation, through the company’s Pay-As-You-Go International Travel option.

Verizon is the first U.S.-based wireless company to offer roaming in Cuba.

“Our customers are citizens of the world, and we want them to seamlessly enjoy a great Verizon experience wherever they travel,” said, Javier Farfan, vice president of cultural and segment marketing for Verizon. “By offering international services while traveling in Cuba, we are making it simple and easy for our customers to stay connected wherever and whenever they choose.”

The process is simple.  Customers using a World Device who are traveling to Cuba can opt-in to add the Pay-As-You-Go International Travel option.  While in Cuba, voice calls are $2.99 per minute, data is $2.05 per megabyte and standard international messaging rates apply. This allows customers the ability to stay connected while in Cuba.

With the addition of Cuba, Verizon offers international services in more than 225 countries worldwide. For more information about international rates and qualifying phones, visit www.vzw.com/international

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, employs a diverse workforce of 178,500 and generated more than $127 billion in 2014 revenues. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with 109.5 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.verizon.com/news/.

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CONTACT: Chuck Hamby, 908.559.6673, chuck.hamby@vzw.com, @VerizonChuck on Twitter

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