Providenciales Airport introduces new play area for kids




Providenciales International Airport has added a splash of color to the Upper Departure Lounge with the introduction of a soft play kids area.

The Turks & Caicos Islands Airports Authority (TCIAA) has teamed up with Kalokids to bring an “Ocean Life” themed play area to the International Departure Lounge. This play area is perfect for parents to allow their children to run around and play whilst they are awaiting their flight.

The modular soft seating play pieces can be grouped in a number of ways. The ergonomic design is ideal for kids six years and under. Young travelers can enjoy a number of marine animals such as turtles, fish, seahorse, octopus and even starfish seating characters, all of which inhabit the waters around the Turks & Caicos Islands. The lightweight seating can be easily moved from one area to the next for kids’ convenience and comfort.

Numerous themes and play ideas were considered before choosing this particular design. Ocean Life soft play was chosen because it is visually attractive, rugged enough for daily use and is made of a PVC material that can be easily disinfected when cleaned. The play material also meets international flammability and safety standards ideal for mass use.

“I love this new play area, it is a great additional to the airport to keep my energetic kids busy while I catch up on my reading,” said a New York bound Passenger. The Airports Authority seeks to add value to the traveling public and find ways to meet the needs of today’s travelers.

“We will continue to push the envelope and try to exceed the expectations of our passengers by offering more than we have been able to do in the past. We look forward to adding to this play area and to the terminal as a whole for the benefit of all who pass through our doors,” said the Terminal and Marketing Manager, Lavern Reynolds.

The second floor of the Departure Lounge was introduced approximately a year ago as a part of the Terminal Expansion project. At the time the Airports Authority sought extra accommodation to make travel through Providenciales International Airport more comfortable for its passengers.