The runway at Middle Caicos Airport (MDS).
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Middle Caicos Airport (MDS)

Middle Caicos
The terminal building at Middle Caicos Airport (MDS).

Middle Caicos Airport (MDS) is a small, surfaced, 2461-foot (750 m) airstrip, with a single terminal airport building. It’s located in the center of Middle Caicos near the village of Conch Bar.

The airport is currently closed and has no scheduled flights or emergency services. Due to the construction of the North and Middle Caicos causeway, charter and private flights to the two islands use the North Caicos Airport (NCA) instead.

In the past, scheduled domestic flights were offered to both North Caicos and Middle Caicos, however, the introduction of a passenger ferry service from Providenciales and the construction of the causeway reduced flight demand to the extent that it was no longer feasible for local airlines to operate scheduled flight routes to the two islands.

There are no operating emergency services at the Middle Caicos airport.

The airport has been nominally renamed as the Eric Arthur Airport, however, the name Middle Caicos Airport remains the dominant name used.

Middle Caicos Airport Facts
Airport Code IATA: NDS, ICAO: MBMC
Runway Length 2,460 feet (750 meters)
Elevation 9 feet (3 meters)
Runway Direction 12/30
Clearance Status Domestic
Car Parking Free

Airport Café

A small restaurant, Dillion’s Café, serves snacks and cold drinks and is located inside the terminal building (despite the airport being closed). This is a convenient place to purchase a cold drink after visiting the adjacent attractions of Conch Bar Caves or Caicos Pine Yard Trail.