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An interCaribbean Beechcraft King Air 200 on the runway at Providenciales International Airport.

Domestic Flights and Ferries

interCaribbean Embraer EMB 120 Brasilias on the runway at Providenciales International Airport.

The Turks and Caicos Islands have two international airports, Providenciales International Airport (PLS) and Grand Turk JAGS McCartney International Airport (GDT). However, only Providenciales has regular scheduled international flights.

The remaining airports in the country are domestic only. Most of the smaller islands with a resident population have an airport.

Domestic Flights

There is daily service to the capital island, Grand Turk, from Providenciales. This flight usually has a 10 minute layover in South Caicos. The Salt Cay flight is not daily, but flys a few times per week (schedules change frequently based on demand). Usually, there is a flight in the morning and return in the late afternoon, allowing for day trips, and also for local residents to travel to other islands for food and supplies.

The remaining two major islands, North Caicos and Middle Caicos, both have airports, but there are no scheduled services. With the completion of the North Caicos-Middle Caicos causeway, the Middle Caicos Airport has been decommissioned. The increased popularity of the ferry service from Providenciales to North Caicos resulted in the Providenciales-North Caicos route being unprofitable and it was cancelled.

Domestic Route Map

Charter Flights

Caribbean Cruisin's Providenciales to North Caicos ferry at Sandy Point Marina.

Both local airlines offer charter flights to many of the country's smaller islands, whether served by scheduled services or not. The prices are negotiable, but are typically only cost-effective for groups of about 6 or more.

Aircraft

All of the airplanes flown are small propeller and turbo-prop planes. interCaribbean mainly operates dual-pilot Embraer Brasilia EMB120 (30 seats) planes. Caicos Express Airways flys single-pilot Cessna 402 (9 seats) and Piper Aztec PA23 (5 seats) planes.

Ferries

Small passenger ferry services are offered between Providenciales and North Caicos, Providenciales and South Caicos, and Grand Turk and Salt Cay.

Technically, there are luggage weight restrictions on most ferries, but these are rarely enforced.

There are cargo barge routes in the country, but these are unfeasible for transporting vehicles for day trips.

Local Airlines

Only local airlines fly between the islands. None of the major international airlines provide services.

Local Ferries