The best way to get to the Turks and Caicos Islands is by air. If you are flying from an airport outside the Caribbean, you will most likely fly into the Providenciales International Airport (airport code: PLS) on Providenciales island.
There are other airports in the Turks and Caicos, but they primarily fly within the country or to nearby Caribbean islands. For example, JAGS McCartney International Airport (airport code: GDT) typically has 10-15 arrival/departure flights per day with most of those flights heading to PLS.
Flying to Providenciales International Airport
The Providenciales International Airport is the main international airport serving the Turks and Caicos Islands. It is operated by Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority and operate more than 12,000 commercial aircraft flights per year.
Which Airlines fly to Turks and Caicos?
There are a number of major airlines that fly into the Turks and Caicos. They include:
- American Airlines
- Air Century
- Bahamas Air
- British Airways
- Caicos Express Airways
- InterCaribbean Airways
Where Do Flights Arriving to PLS Originate From?
While the vast majority of flights coming into PLS are from the other Turks and Caicos islands, including JAGS McCartney International Airport (GDT) in Grand Turks, there are several international origins for the rest of the flights.
- Charlotte, USA
- Cap-Haïtien, Haiti
- Fort Lauderdale, USA
- Miami, USA
- Nassau, Bahamas
- Newark, USA
- New York, USA
- Port-au-Prince, Haiti
- San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Santiago, Chile
- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
What Are the Flight Times to Turks and Caicos?
Flight times are constantly changing, but the PLS airport generally sees anywhere from 25-30 flights per day. While the majority of flights are from neighboring GDT airport, international flights arrive throughout the day.
It’s not common for flights originating from the United States to fly red-eye flights, so many flights from the U.S. arrive in the afternoon, unless they are from nearby Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
On most nights, the last flight typically lands before 9:00 PM local time.