Ambergris Cay Harold Charles Airport (MBAC) The terminal at the Ambergris Cay Harold Charles Airport (MBAC).
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Ambergris Cay Airport (MBAC)

Ambergris Cay
Ambergris Cay Harold Charles Airport (MBAC) in Turks and Caicos
Golf carts and bicycles at the Ambergris Cay airport.

The Ambergris Cay Harold Charles Airport is a privately-owned runway and terminal, located on the private island of Ambergris Cay (Big Ambergris Cay). The runway has a 5700-foot (1737-meter) paved asphalt surface, and is the longest private runway in the Caribbean or Lucayan Archipelago.

For guests staying at Ambergris Cay Resort or at one of the managed villas, transit via plane is typically provided to Ambergris Cay from the Providenciales International Airport (PLS).

On the typical eastern approach to the airport, to the right of the aircraft are spectacular views of Little Ambergris Cay, where there are wetlands, turquoise channels, and sandbar systems.

The airport is also known as the Harold Charles International Airport, although it is more often known as the Ambergris Cay Airport.

International Arrivals

Ambergris Cay Airport Facts
Airport Code ICAO: MBAC
Runway Length 5,700 feet (1737 meters)
Elevation 8.5 feet (2.59 meter)
Clearance Status Private

The Ambergris Cay Harold Charles Airport is an international airport, and can accept international flights. Advanced notice should be made prior to arrival. Fuel can be purchased at the fixed base operators that are located at the Providenciales International Airport.

Other services are also available on the island of Providenciales, including catering and provisioning.

The Terminal

Private jet at the Ambergris Cay airport in the Turks and Caicos
The Ambergris Cay Harold Charles Airport can accommodate jet aircraft.

On the eastern end of the runway at the Ambergris Cay airport is the terminal, which is home to a small welcome center for the resort, as well as a boutique. Arriving guests staying on the island will find concierge and golf carts for transport to their accommodation.

Harold Charles

The Ambergris Cay airport is named after the pilot and entrepreneur Harold Charles, who had humble beginnings in Haiti, and moved to the Turks and Caicos when he was 13 years old. He began working as ground crew cleaning aircraft, and rose through the ranks to become a pilot, and then started the SkyKing airline, which grew to the point of running turboprop Short 360 and Beechcraft 1900 planes for regional island hopping trips. In 2008, SkyKing was purchased by Air Turks and Caicos, which later became interCaribbean.