|Turks and Caicos Airport Codes|
|Providenciales International Airport||IATA: PLS, ICAO: MBPV|
|Grand Turk International Airport||IATA: GDT, ICAO: MBGT|
|North Caicos Airport||IATA: NCA, ICAO: MBNC|
|Middle Caicos Airport||IATA: MDS, ICAO: MBMC|
|South Caicos Airport||IATA: XSC, ICAO: MBSC|
|Salt Cay Airport||IATA: SLX, ICAO: MBSY|
|Pine Cay Airport||IATA: PIC, ICAO: MBPI|
|Ambergris Cay Airport||ICAO: MBAC|
The Turks and Caicos Islands have 8 airports. Providenciales International Airport (PLS) and Grand Turk JAGS McCartney International Airport (GDT) are the only international airports, and only Providenciales has regular scheduled international flights.
Each of the major inhabited islands has an airport, although not all of the have scheduled domestic services. North Caicos Airport (NCA) is operational, but it is used for charter flights only. Middle Caicos Airport (MDS) is used by local private pilots, but does not have emergency services (firetrucks).
An abandoned airstrip exists on the northern end of West Caicos, but it is not operational or suitable for use by aircraft. Ambergris Cay also has a private airport, which has been assigned ICAO code MBAC (it has not been assigned a short IATA 3-letter code).
Providenciales hosts the greatest range of amenities and services for private aircraft, and is the recommended port of entry for international flights. Fuels costs are likewise lowest, and there are two FBOs with ample space for parking planes of all sizes.
There are two FBOs located in the Turks and Caicos, both of which are located at the Providenciales International Airport.
International flight services to Providenciales include American Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest (starting late 2017), British Airways, AirCanada, Delta and United.
Providenciales' first airport was in the vicinity of the current Graceway IGA, in the middle of the island. With the construction of Club Med in the 1980s, the British funded a relocation and redevelopment to it's current location. It has undergone a recent refurbishment in 2012, and there are talks of building a new international terminal.
American Airlines began flying from Miami to Providenciales in the early 1990s, and today a wide range of airlines are flying from the United States, Canada, the UK and regional Caribbean destinations.
South Caicos' airport was due to undergo expansion in 2007, but it became stalled. The project has recently restarted (2016) and involves a new terminal, taxiway and apron.
Many of the airports and airstrips in the Turks and Caicos had interesting origins. The first airports in the country, such as the U.S. Air Force South Base on Grand Turk, which became the Grand Turk airport, and the South Caicos Airport, were constructed to support U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard bases in the country. After these sites were decommissioned, possession was handed over to the local government. The disused West Caicos airstrip was built by Exxon, when the island was being considered as a site for an oil transhipment station.