Flight Operations to be suspended in Turks and Caicos Islands due to Tropical Storm Erika




PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands, Thursday, August 27th, 2015 – The Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority announced today that flight operations at Providenciales International Airport will be suspended from 6 p.m. Friday 28th August to 12 p.m. Sunday 30th August due to the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.

Winds are forecasted to be sustained at 46 knots with higher gusts. Together with torrential rain, adverse conditions will prevent safe operations into the country’s main port of entry.

In a comment on the impending suspension of flight operation, Airport Authority’s CEO John Smith said “we remain committed to serving the flying public in the safest possible manner and are taking every precaution to ensure this.”

The board and management of the Airports Authority apologize for any inconvenience that will be caused by the storm’s passage and affirm their commitment to restore flight operations when it is safe and also reduce the level of service disruption and passenger discomfort.

The Airports Authority is closely monitoring the storm’s progress and will issue updated reports if warranted.

Other airports where flight operations will be suspended include Grand Turk, North Caicos, South Caicos and Salt Cay.

Passengers are asked to contact their respective airlines for flight scheduling.


13 Comments
  1. Rachel August 27, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    if our flight lands at 1pm on Sunday will out flight still take off at 9am?

    • admin August 28, 2015 at 5:41 am

      Please contact your respective airline for flight scheduling.

  2. Nicole Figueroa August 27, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Status on flights this weekend

  3. Cori August 28, 2015 at 5:51 am

    Now that the storm has turned and is breaking up, will flights resume for Saturday?

    • admin August 28, 2015 at 7:28 am

      That will be determined in due course and an announcement will be made accordingly.

  4. Josh August 28, 2015 at 7:59 am

    As we are now out of the forecast cone, will flights be reopened for Saturday?

  5. Tciguest August 28, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Why do airlines still show flights on Saturday?

  6. Ray August 28, 2015 at 9:21 am

    As of Friday morning, all the weather reports indicate that Erika will not be as intense as originally expected. Delta has NOT cancelled any of the Saturday flights. Will the airport remain open with this new information?

  7. Maggie August 28, 2015 at 11:19 am

    United is refusing to acknowledge the tropical storm and still prompted us to check in to our flight tomorrow, scheduled to land at 12:30 pm. They would not change our flights without penalty even though I told them the airport is closed. Grace Bay car rental just called to tell us that they will be closed all day tomorrow, no matter what the airport does.