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AWARD-WINNING HOP-ON JET SERVICE JSX LANDS IN THE BAHAMAS WITH FLIGHTS TO MARSH HARBOUR STARTING DECEMBER 14, 2023  

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Customers traveling from Dallas, Miami/Opa-locka & Westchester County can escape the East Coast & Midwest winter season in style with an elevated, effortless & stress-free travel experience to Marsh Harbour aboard spacious 30-seat jets

 

(DALLAS, TX)August 24, 2023—The world’s only 5-star hop-on jet service, JSX, is officially headed to the Bahamas with its first-ever flights from Miami/Opa-locka (OPF) to Marsh Harbour (MHH), commencing December 14, 2023 through Spring of 2024, with seamless same-plane service from Westchester County (HPN), and 1-stop service from Dallas (DAL).

Offering a simplified time-saving international travel experience from departure to arrival with industry-leading no dwell time procedures and many of the perks of flying private without the price tag, savvy vacation-seekers and second homeowners can spend more time exploring the stunning turquoise waters of the Abacos Islands by bypassing needless time idling at congested airports. 

Customers can arrive just 45 minutes before departure at a JSX private terminal in Dallas, Westchester County, or Opa-locka and simply hop on & go, enjoying 30-seat jets equipped with business class legroom, no overhead bins, frictionless security, free high speed in-flight Starlink Wi-Fi, in-seat power, and complimentary gourmet inflight snacks and beverages. Upon arrival at Marsh Harbour’s main terminal, Customers will pass through the Government-mandated security checkpoint with no lines, no stress, and an expedited customs & clearance process once reserved exclusively for private jet patrons.

Dramatically improving air travel for thousands of travelers every day, JSX has amassed a reputation for joyful, simple, and reliable air travel by championing a category of flying it calls ‘hop-on jet service’ for all, connecting Customers to must-visit destinations for leisure, business, or both across the brand’s fast-growing coast to coast network with an industry-leading completion rate of over 99.5%.

 The new seasonal international flight service to Marsh Harbour (MHH) will commence on December 14, 2023 as follows:

New JSX flights between Miami/Opa-locka (OPF) and Marsh Harbour (MHH)

  • Nonstop flights between Miami/Opa-locka (OPF) and Marsh Harbour (MHH) will begin December 14, 2023, and will operate 5 days per week on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
  • Introductory fares start at $199 one-way and  include at least two checked bags (weight/size restrictions apply), free in-flight Wi-Fi,  onboard cocktails, and business-class legroom.  
  • Customers may check in just 45 minutes before their flight from JSX’s private terminal located at Embassair, 13550 NW 47th Avenue, Opa-locka, FL 33054.
  • Arrive at and return from Marsh Harbour Airport (MHH), GW7C+9P5, Marsh Harbour, Bahamas  – free of crowds and lines.

New JSX flights between Westchester County (HPN) and Marsh Harbour (MHH)

  • Same-plane through flights  between Westchester County (HPN) and Marsh Harbour (MHH) will begin December 14, 2023 and will operate 5 days per week on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Customers will make a brief stop in Opa-locka before continuing on the same aircraft to Marsh Harbour. 
  • Introductory fares start at $849 one-way and  include at least two checked bags (weight/size restrictions apply), free in-flight Wi-Fi, onboard cocktails, and business-class legroom.  
  • Customers may check in just 45 minutes before their flight from JSX’s private terminal located at Atlantic Aviation (West) 67 Tower Road West Harrison, NY 10604.
  • Arrive at and return from Marsh Harbour Airport (MHH), GW7C+9P5, Marsh Harbour, Bahamas  – free of crowds and lines.

New JSX flights between Dallas (DAL) and Marsh Harbour (MHH)

  • One-stop flights between Dallas (DAL) and Marsh Harbour (MHH) will begin December 14, 2023, and will operate 5 days per week on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  
  • Introductory fares start at $649 one-way and include at least two checked bags (weight/size restrictions apply),  free in-flight WiFi, onboard cocktails, and business-class legroom.  
  • Customers may check in just 45 minutes before their flight from JSX’s private terminal located at 8555 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, TX 75235.
  • Arrive at and return from Marsh Harbour Airport (MHH), GW7C+9P5, Marsh Harbour, Bahamas  – free of crowds and lines.

“We are steadfast in our commitment to easing access to vacation-worthy destinations such as the Bahamas by offering the most convenient and hassle-free travel possible,” said JSX CEO Alex Wilcox. “We are thrilled to announce that we are expanding our flight network to the beautiful beach town of Marsh Harbour, allowing Customers the opportunity to skip long lines in style, with comfort, and ease.”

“After months of engagement with JSX, we are excited to support this new launch for Abaco, even as the island continues its impressive trek towards full post-Dorian and Covid pandemic recovery,” said The Honourable I. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation. “With the additional air stopover arrivals and increased seat capacity from such an important key market, we are pleased to expose new and returning visitors to a beautiful and diverse product and expect tremendous economic benefits for the local communities.”

With a fast-growing international and domestic coast-to-coast network now serving 45 routes across 24 key markets, JSX will resume its popular international flight service from Los Angeles (LAX) to Cabo San Lucas (CSL) starting October 19, 2023, and will increase its service from Dallas (DAL) to 10 flights per week. 

Seasonal JSX Flights between Los Angeles (LAX) and Cabo San Lucas (CSL)

  • Flights  between Los Angeles (LAX) and Cabo San Lucas (CSL) resume on October 19, 2023 and will operate once per day on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 
  • Introductory fares start at $599 one-way and  include at least two checked bags (weight/size restrictions apply), onboard cocktails, and business-class legroom.  
  • Customers may check in 45 minutes before their flight from Signature Flight Support, 6201 W. Imperial Hwy, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
  • Arrive at and return from Cabo San Lucas Airport (CSL), Av. Leona Vicario, Col. del Sol CSL Mesa Colorada, 23460 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico – free of crowds and lines.

Increased JSX Flight Service between Dallas (DAL) and Cabo San Lucas (CSL)

  • Flights between Dallas (DAL) and Cabo San Lucas (CSL) are ongoing, but will increase to two flights per day from October 19, 2023, on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. This flight is the only regular international flight service from Dallas Love Field (DAL).
  • Fares start  at $519 one-way and  include at least two checked bags (weight/size restrictions apply), onboard cocktails, and business-class legroom.   
  • Customers may check in just 45 minutes before their flight from JSX’s private terminal located at 8555 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, TX 75235.

Customers can book tickets online at  www.jsx.com.

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PRIME MINISTER OF THE BAHAMAS CALLS FOR COLLABORATION AT CANTO 24  

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The Honorable Philip Davis, Prime Minister of The Bahamas.

MIAMI, Florida (July 8th, 2024) – Prime Minister Philip Davis of The Bahamas delivered a compelling keynote address at CANTO’s 39th annual Conference and Tradeshow Exhibition, sponsored by C&W Communications. He called for Caribbean leaders to unite in leveraging digital innovation for regional progress.

PM Davis was welcomed to the podium by Inge Smidts, CEO of C&W Communications, who provided brief remarks opening the day’s activities. Smidts shared C&W’s efforts in leading digital innovation and connectivity solutions and also in bridging the digital divide and fostering digital inclusion across the region.

The Prime Minister began by asking for a moment of solidarity following Hurricane Beryl’s destruction in Grenada, Barbados, St. Vincent, the Windward Islands, and Jamaica. A number of delegates from the affected countries were unable to attend as they continue to work through restoration efforts. Davis recalled his country’s experience noting, “The Bahamas remembers Dorian’s fury all too well. Our hearts and prayers go out to our Caribbean brothers, and sisters and may those affected find strength and may the coming months be calmer than forecasts predict.”

The Prime Minister highlighted the region’s technological evolution, citing The Bahamas’ implementation of e-government platforms for citizen services, and the introduction of its Sand Dollar e-currency. He stressed the importance of digital skills education to ensure widespread technological literacy and prevent marginalization.

PM Davis also emphasized a number of challenges facing the region. He noted that education and training in digital skills was critical in ensuring people across the Caribbean are not left behind. “It is clear that technology is a powerful tool for progress and economic growth, however the true potential of this tool can only be realized if our citizens are equipped with the knowledge and skills to use if effectively. The biggest missed opportunity we face is having advanced technology at our disposal but lacking the widespread literacy to leverage it fully,” Davis continued.

Addressing the transformative power of technology, PM Davis said: “Technology is not merely a tool for economic growth, it is a powerful catalyst for social change. Our focus should be on how these innovations can enhance the quality of life for out citizens, bridging the gaps and opening opportunities that were previously unimaginable.”

C&W Communications through its charitable foundation, the CWCF has launched its JUMP social assistance program in response to this. Currently the JUMP program, launched in Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, and St. Lucia provides opportunities to scores of families who would not ordinarily be able to internet access.

Through a public private partnership with the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation and governments in the region, the most vulnerable customers are able to benefit from subsidized internet access, a free laptop and eight weeks of digital skills training for the entire household. The JUMP program is set to be officially launched in August in The Bahamas.

The address concluded with the Prime Minister congratulating CANTO on its 39th birthday, officially announcing The Bahamas as the host for CANTO’s 40th Conference in 2025, marking a significant milestone for the organization and the region’s commitment to digital advancement.

Over 600 persons are attending the Annual Tradeshow and Exhibition which runs from July 7-10 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Miami, Florida. C&W Communications once again serving as headline sponsor for the event.

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C&W Communications committed to rebuilding after storms  

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Inge Smidts, Chief Executive Officer, C&W Communications.

MIAMI, Florida (July 8th, 2024) – As the region continues to grapple with the effects of climate change, leading telecoms provider C&W Communications has reaffirmed its commitment to work alongside impacted communities.

Hurricane Beryl recently caused devastating damage in several Caribbean islands, and storms of a similar magnitude to the unusually fierce early season hurricane are expected to become more common.

“We have always believed that our role extends beyond providing telecommunications services. We are a lifeline, a vital link that keeps people connected to their loved ones, to emergency services, and to the information they need in times of crisis,” said Inge Smidts, Chief Executive Officer, C&W Communications.

“I had the profound experience of visiting several of the islands that were hardest hit. The destruction is immense, with homes, businesses, and vital infrastructure severely damaged or destroyed. However, what stood out most was the incredible resilience and spirit of the people, so our commitment to the Caribbean must go beyond connectivity.”

Smidts was speaking at CANTO’s ongoing 39th Annual Trade Exhibition and Conference in Miami.

The theme of this year’s event is ‘Towards a Sustainable Digital Economy’ and C&W Communications, the operators of Flow, Flow Business, C&W Business, and BTC, has returned as the headline sponsor for the region’s premier telecoms conference.

“This is an opportunity for us to act as a catalyst for change, and I urge all regional telecom stakeholders to join us in supporting our impacted communities. This is our moment, and together, we can leverage our resources, expertise, and networks to provide much-needed relief and support,” added Smidts.

“Let us collaborate to develop innovative solutions that can withstand the challenges of natural disasters and ensure the sustainability of our digital economy – one that is resilient, inclusive, and prepared for the future.”

The annual event brings together regional heads of state and government, along with regulators, telecom operators, and other key stakeholders to network, build alliances, review policy, and share best practices as it relates to the regional telecoms sector.

C&W Communications will host several discussions and events during the conference to shine the spotlight on important industry topics including digital sustainability and education, cybersecurity in the digital era, sustainable infrastructure development, investment challenges in digital sustainability, strategies for equitable access to broadband services, and empowering an inclusive digital economy.

Featured company speakers include Inge Smidts, Chief Executive Officer; Kerry Scott, Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer, Liberty Latin America (the parent company of C&W Communications); John Winter, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, LLA; Sameer Bhatti, Chief Executive Officer, Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited (BTC); Nicolas Collette, Chief Commercial Officer, Business Markets; and Sebastian Kaplan, Vice President-Government Affairs, Liberty Latin America; and many others.

CANTO is a non-profit association made up of operators, organizations, companies, and individuals primarily focused on leading the information and communications technology (ICT) sector across the Caribbean region and the Americas.

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Telecoms and Climate Change in the spotlight at CANTO

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MIAMI, Florida (July 8th, 2024) – Following the devastating impacts of Hurricane Beryl in the Caribbean, the critical importance of robust telecommunications infrastructure and reliable data access was brought into sharp focus at the opening of CANTO’s 39th Annual Trade Exhibition and Conference in Miami.

Daryl Vaz

“The Caribbean is on the front lines of the global climate crisis, facing significant and immediate impacts that threaten the region’s environment, economy, and way of life. The Caribbean’s resilience and adaptive capacity are vital in the face of climate change, and it is imperative that we take proactive and coordinated action,” said Daryl Vaz, Jamaica’s Minister of Science, Energy, Telecommunications and Transport.

Vaz delivered the feature address at CANTO’s opening ceremony on Sunday days after Beryl made landfall in Jamaica.

“Resilience and adaptive capacity are vital in the face of climate change. By embracing innovative solutions, fostering collaboration, and committing to sustainable practices, we can safeguard our islands for future generations. If we really want to survive and thrive, the time for talk is over and now is the time for action. We must walk the walk,” he said.

The theme of this year’s event is ‘Towards a Sustainable Digital Economy’ and C&W Communications, the operators of Flow, Flow Business, C&W Business, and BTC, has returned as the headline sponsor for the region’s premier telecoms conference.

“As we gather in the wake of Hurricane Beryl, we are reminded of the immense challenges that natural disasters pose to our region, but also of the resilience and solidarity that define the Caribbean spirit,” said Marilyn Sealy, Senior Director, Head of Communications, C&W Communications.

“We are proud to be a part of an industry that provides the backbone for growth and innovation, and we remain committed to supporting the region, and at the same time the critical work that CANTO has undertaken over the years.”

The annual event brings together regional heads of state and government, along with regulators, telecom operators, and other key stakeholders to network, build alliances, review policy, and share best practices as it relates to the regional telecoms sector.

“As a leading provider of digital connectivity solutions across the region, this year’s theme resonates deeply with the core values and mission of C&W Communications,” added Sealy.

Marilyn Sealy

“We recognize the transformational role that technology plays in driving sustainable development, social inclusion, and economic growth, and it is our firm belief that by leveraging the power of connectivity, we can unlock new possibilities and create a brighter future for all.”

C&W Communications specifically will host several discussions and events during the conference to shine the spotlight important industry topics including digital sustainability and education, cybersecurity in the digital era, sustainable infrastructure development, investment challenges in digital sustainability, strategies for equitable access to broadband services, and empowering an inclusive digital economy.

Featured company speakers include Inge Smidts, Chief Executive Officer; Kerry Scott, Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer, Liberty Latin America (the parent company of C&W Communications); John Winter, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, LLA; Sameer Bhatti, Chief Executive Officer, Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited (BTC); Nicolas Collette, Chief Commercial Officer, Business Markets; and Sebastian Kaplan, Vice President-Government Affairs, Liberty Latin America; and many others.

CANTO is a non-profit association made up of operators, organizations, companies, and individuals primarily focused on leading the information and communications technology (ICT) sector across the Caribbean region and the Americas.

 

  • Our very own Marilyn Sealy, Senior Director, Head of Communications, delivered the Sponsor’s Address, while Daryl Vaz, Jamaica’s Minister of Science, Energy, Telecommunications and Transport, delivered the Featured Address (photos attached).

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