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First Atlantic Commerce and Scotiabank deliver online payment solution to Air Turks & Caicos

HAMILTON, BERMUDA | First Atlantic Commerce (FAC), a global, online payment solutions provider, today announced they are now processing all online credit card payments for Air Turks & Caicos, The National Flag carrier of the Turks and Caicos.

FAC is a PCI-certified, online payment solutions provider dedicated to providing businesses around the world with custom, multi-currency payment and fraud management solutions.

Air Turks & Caicos, a part of the InterIsland Aviation Services Group, is a privately owned airline that currently operates over 50 domestic and international flights on a daily basis with expansion plans for further development of international routes. The airline is powered by next generation airline reservation and distribution management system, Radixx International.

Air Turks & Caicos selected FAC as its electronic payments partner together with bank acquirer, Scotiabank Turks & Caicos, and Radixx International to enable the airline’s passengers to book and pay online for their travel. FAC, which is integrated to Radixx, processes the credit card payment through its gateway and sales are settled in Air Turks & Caicos’ merchant account at Scotiabank.

Christopher Burns, SVP of Business Development for FAC said: “We are pleased that Air Turks & Caicos has chosen FAC for their payment processing needs and we look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship.”

Chairman and CEO of Air Turks & Caicos, Lyndon Gardiner, said: “I am delighted with the new opportunities this partnership has created by making it easier for our clients to do business with us on an international level. I am very impressed with the suite of services made available by FAC and their attention to details and customer services.”

About First Atlantic Commerce First Atlantic Commerce (FAC) is a leading global, online payment solutions provider. Headquartered in Bermuda, and established in 1998 to create secure card-based payment solutions for e-businesses, FAC’s cGate® technology offers service, flexibility and security to adapt to many business and bank acquirer requirements. FAC provides merchants with multi-currency payment solutions in addition to fraud and data management services including AVS-only, CVV2/CVC2/CID verification, and 3-D Secure™ in multiple jurisdictions across Europe, Asia and the Latin American Caribbean Region. For more information, please visit www.firstatlanticcommerce.com.

About Air Turks & Caicos Air Turks & Caicos began in 1991 as InterIsland Airways Charter Service. In 2003, the Turks and Caicos Government started a push toward regional and international development; the time had come for the Turks and Caicos to have its own airline. A scheduled license was applied for and granted, and thus began an ambitious expansion project that involved adding international destinations and acquiring larger and faster aircraft. In addition to its domestic routes, Air Turks & Caicos serves several key international destinations, with daily scheduled flights to multiple cities in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and the Bahamas.

About Radixx International Radixx International, Inc., headquartered in Orlando, Florida is now delivering its fifth generation reservation system. Voted “Best Technology Provider” at the World Low Cost Airlines Congress 2007, Radixx International is the leading provider of next generation airline distribution management solutions. RadixxAir is a complete enterprise system that caters to the needs of hybrid, low-cost, and traditional airlines. Founded in 1993, and hosting more than 30 airlines on six continents, Radixx’ fully integrated, Internet-based reservations solutions supply flexible, low-cost technology and process that significantly increase an airline’s profitability while maximizing productivity. For more information, visit http://www.radixx.com

About Scotiabank Scotiabank has been in Turks and Caicos since 1982. Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and Canada's most international bank. With more than 70,000 employees, Scotiabank Group and its affiliates serve some 18.6 million customers in more than 50 countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a broad range of products and services including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking. With assets above $571 billion (as at April 30, 2011), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more information please visit www.scotiabank.com.

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