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Turks and Caicos FBOs & Private Aircraft Information

aerial view of the Providenciales International Airport
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.

The majority of private planes entering the Turks and Caicos land at the island of Providenciales. Whereas all of our main inhabited islands have an airport or airstrip, only Providenciales International Airport (PLS) and Grand Turk JAGS McCartney International Airport (GDT) are international airports.

Immigration and Customs

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 car services.

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

small twin turbo prop plane approaching the Providenciales International Airport over Chalk Sound
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.

If the Providenciales International Airport (PLS) is used by private aircraft, a terminal fee of ($3) applies to persons over two years of age.

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

Turks and Caicos FBO
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 taxis, car rentals, accommodation, and 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.

Both sites allow and have a facility for pets. See Traveling with Pets.

Transport and Rental Cars

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.

Fixed-Base Operators

Provo Air Center
Provo Air Center is a full-service FBO with a spacious complex. Amenities and offerings include fuel, parking, GPU, customs and immigration clearance, and concierge services. Located at Taxiways E and F.
Blue Heron Aviation
Blue Heron Aviation, a partner of Signature Flight Support, offers the full complement of ground, fuel and concierge services. 11 acres of aircraft parking is onsite.

Airports and Airstrips in the Turks and Caicos

Providenciales International Airport (PLS)
Providenciales International Airport (PLS) information. Learn about flight arrivals, departures, check-in times, parking, transport, shops and dining, and more.
Pine Cay Airport (PIC)
This small private 2800 foot (850 meter) asphalt airstrip is located on the small island of Pine Cay.
The Ambergris Cay Harold Charles Airport (MBAC)
The Ambergris Cay Harold Charles Airport on the island of Ambergris Cay in the Turks and Caicos. Information on the runway, airport facilities, immigration, customs, and ground services.
South Caicos Airport (XSC)
The South Caicos Airport (XSC) is a small regional airport with a 6000 foot (1830 meter) asphalt runway. Several scheduled flights from Providenciales and Grand Turk land here each week.
North Caicos Airport (NCA)
This small and quiet airport on North Caicos (NCA) has an asphalt runway. There are no regular scheduled flights that land here.
Grand Turk JAGS McCartney International Airport (GDT)
The JAGS McCartney International Airport (GDT) is the only airport on Grand Turk and one of only two international airports in the country.
Salt Cay Airport (SLX)
This small single runway and terminal airport is domestic only and services the island of Salt Cay.
Middle Caicos Airport (MDS)
This closed airport is found near the settlement of Conch Bar and has been inactive since the construction of the North Caicos – Middle Caicos causeway in 2007. The airport has a small “terminal” building and a 2200 foot paved runway.