The Providenciales International Airport (PLS) in the Turks and Caicos. Onsite are two FBOs for private aircraft.
The Turks and Caicos Islands
are a popular destination for private aircraft, with our exceptional beaches, availability of high quality avation fuel, and convenient central location in the Caribbean region all being attractions.
Aircraft entering the Turks and Caicos must first stop at an international airport or FBO to clear Turks and Caicos immigration and customs.
Providenciales (IATA: PLS, ICAO: MBPV) is the only island with full-service FBOs.
For ground transportation, it's recommended to use one of the local
Filing Flight Plans
The general hours of the Providenciales International Airport are 6am to 8pm. All flights plans must be received by local authorities at least two hours before landing. Special permission must be obtained for arrivals outside of the normal operation hours.
A general declaration is required by customs upon arrival.
A passenger manifest will also be needed by immigration if passengers are boarding or disembarking.
A cargo manifest will also be required by both customs and immigration if any items or articles are to be unloaded or loaded.
Fees and Taxes
A small plane over Chalk Sound on the approach to the Providenciales International Airport.
Prices are quoted by the TCI Airports Authority for 2015.
Several fees and taxes apply to private planes landing in the Turks and Caicos, including landing ($10-$25) depending on aircraft weight), navigation service ($5), and security services ($8).
There is a departure tax ($29). Flight crews and those under two years of age are exempted.
Extra immigration and customs fees apply outside of normal operating hours.
FBOs charges will be in addition too many of these fees.
Aircraft Fuel Prices
The FBOs on Providenciales offer JetA and 100LL Avgas. Prices are similar at both FBOs and quite reasonable when compared regionally.
Jet A is about $4.00, and 100LL is around $5.75 (2020). Fuelling can be reserved in advance of your arrival.
Aircraft Parking and Hangers
On Providenciales, private and public (when available) aircraft parking is offered. Hanger space is available from Business Aviation. Varying fees apply.
Public parking may be arranged at the other
airports in the Turks and Caicos.
Turks and Caicos FBOs
An FBO for private aircraft in the Turks and Caicos.
Providenciales has two modern fixed-base operators (FBO), each with onsite immigration and customs personnel. Both have newly-constructed and separate terminals and aprons from the main
Providenciales International Airport (PLS).
Amenities at both FBOs include the full range of aircraft services (including fuel, ground power unit (GPU), potable water and lavatory services), general and crew lounges, catering, and concierge services.
The local facilities offer ground handling for aircraft sizes up to Boeing 757s, and ample aircraft parking is available.
It’s easy to arrange
dining on Providenciales with the FBOs as they closely work with many local businesses. Car rental agencies are located near to each of the FBOs.
The FBOs also have office and business centers with WiFi, printers, phone and fax service, computers, and a conference room. See
Telephones, Internet and Mobile Phones for general communication information in the Turks and Caicos.
It’s easy to arrange private car services, taxis, and rental cars for service and pick up at the FBOs on Providenciales.
Private VIP transport services, which usually utilize full-size and high end SUVs such as the Chevrolet Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, and Lincoln Navigator, offer pre-arranged transport.
Nearly all car and jeep rental companies on Providenciales are happy to drop off and pick up vehicles at the FBOs once prior arrangement is made. There’s typically no extra fees incurred, as the rental companies routinely operate nearby at the Providenciales International Airport.
Taxis may be easily scheduled, yet are typically not waiting at the local FBOs.