UPDATE 2: Statement on Tropical Storm Erika & Suspension of Flight Operations

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands, Friday, August 28th, 2015 – The Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority wishes to announce that due to the passage of Tropical Storm Erika, Providenciales, Grand Turk, North Caicos, South Caicos and Salt Cay airports will be open to flight operations from 12 p.m. Saturday 29th, 2015.

The 5 p.m. (2100 GMT) forecast shows the storm moving west over the island of Hispaniola near 21 mph before turning northwest. Maximum sustained winds are 50 mph with higher gusts and extend to 140 miles east of the center of the storm.

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

  1. lisa bieznieks August 28, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Flying in sunday morning from United states. Please keep me updated.

  2. Irene August 28, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    So my flight from Toronto on Saturday (Westjet) landing at 12:30 pm would have been ok. Too bad it was cancelled on Thursday. Beaches lost a customer.

  3. Joseph August 29, 2015 at 7:16 am

    Too late – the airline preemptively cancelled our flight last night even though the storm missed Turks completely. I appreciate being safe, but being overly cautious caused out family to lose a day of vacation.

  4. admin August 29, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Flight operations has resumed at Providenciales Airport.