Here at the Big Blue Collective, we’re a firm believer that the holiday needs to start at home. If the trip is awful, you feel rushed, and things get left behind in the disorganisation, it can sour the whole trip. That’s why we’re always keen to help our visitors find the very best airlines to the Turks and Caicos, and like to keep people updated through our newsletter with tips, tricks and other pertinent information to make sure your trip is a great one. There’s also some sweet last-minute deals for you, too!
The basics of air travel regarding the TCI
The international airport for the TCI is situated on Provo, and bears the same name. Here we welcome visitors from well over 10 countries daily. There’s also a smaller airport on Grand Turk, servicing local flights and small private aircraft. Obviously, as an island destination without a linked causeway, you cannot drive to the TCI from anywhere in the world. Cruise ships and private boats will typically dock on Grand Turk for processing. Domestic flights and ferries, as well as one driveable causeway, link the smaller islands to the airport and port. Here’s a little more about getting around the TCI once you are here.
What common North American airlines fly to the Turks and Caicos?
Whether you’re an American citizen, or just want to make landfall in the states before connecting to the Turks and Caicos, rest assured you’ll be able to find a flight that suits your needs. Direct flights into Provo Airport, our international hub, come from 11 North American cities. Washington DC, New York, Miami and Toronto are all included.
JetBlue, in particular, have a vigorous schedule of flights you can catch. Boston-departure JetBlue flights only service the Turks and Caicos on Saturday and Sunday. Likewise, Southwest City airlines offer a weekend service to the TCI through the Fort Lauderdale hub. However, you can opt to leave from either Fort Lauderdale or New York on a JetBlue flight any day of the week. New York flights to the TCI typically start around the $450 mark in the high season, but you can often snag even better deals, too.
American Airlines offers a particularly comprehensive flight schedule to the TCI, too. Catch a plane to the Turks and Caicos any day of the week from either Miami, Charlotte or Philadelphia and you’ll soon be basking on the beach. Flights from Miami to the Turks and Caicos can start at $200, and there are always deals to be had, too. Delta Airlines also offers a daily flight rota to Provo from Atlanta (prices typically fluctuate around the $400 mark) and United flies from Newark daily.
Canadian citizens and visitors needn’t worry, either! WestJet offers flights into Providenciales Airport Friday to Sunday, as well as a Wednesday service for mid-week convenience. You’ll be looking at a $400 average for flights from Toronto to the TCI.
What are some good non-American flights into the TCI?
If you won’t be spending time in the States or Canada before your trip, don’t worry! There’s a few great airlines servicing Provo Airport. We highly recommend looking into a British Airways trip, as they leave from just about every international destination imaginable with routes to the Turks and Caicos. Price will be heavily influenced by where you start, but you have the convenience of an all-in-one route and trip.
Alternatively, keep it local! InterCaribbean, one of the two official airlines of the TCI, offers daily flights from South American and Caribbean destinations. There’s daily flights from Jamaica, Nassau, Santo Domingo and (of course) the smaller local airport on Grand Turk. You can also catch flights from CAP Haitian every day except Tuesday and Wednesday.
Can I get first-class tickets to the Turks and Caicos?
You certainly can get airline tickets from a wide range of classes when you travel. You may find that premium economy and first class are not available, however, depending on the specific airline. Economy and Business are the most provided classes, as they run these routes with smaller aircraft. American Airlines, however, typically has first-class available. What other amenities will be available on your flight will depend on the airline and the model of aircraft. American Airlines tends to service Provo with Airbus A319s or Boeing 738, where JetBlue favours the Embraer E190. The British Airways London-Provo route is currently using a Boeing 777 that offers 3 classes…first, business and economy.
Will there be a great deal on flights to the Turks and Caicos?
The flight prices to the TCI we mentioned above are typical peak season rates. Of course, the flight prices typically drop in the off-season, although you may also see that some airlines don’t service the Provo routes as often. A little bit of planning, however, will still see you arrive safely. Flying near to, but not directly in, the peak season is a great way to benefit from increased traffic but still snag a great deal.
Prices are often a little lower flying from smaller US airports like Fort Lauderdale, rather than through the larger hubs. Providers will also occasionally offer package deals with flights included. Signing up with your favourite airlines will often allow you to get notifications of sales and specials before they release to the net at large, too. As with most destinations, return trips are barely more expensive than a one-way flight.
Getting to the Turks and Caicos is pretty simple these days. A wide range of airline fly into the TCI, from all over the world, and there’s even great deals to be had on ticket prices. The Big Blue Collective look forward to welcoming you when you arrive on Provo! As always, our concierge service is always happy to help you with any information you require, as well as exciting activity bookings and even luxury villa rentals.