With its new enhanced winter timetable, interCaribbean Airways substantially boosts regional connectivity and convenience via its fast-growing hub at Providenciales.
“Both the passenger’s connecting experience at Providenciales, and the flight connecting schedules are now much improved” explains CEO, Trevor Sadler.
Connecting passengers will in the very near future, bypass immigration, proceeding directly through international security screening and into to the departures lounge. This “via Provo” connection for transit passengers will be completely hassle-free following global best practices and avoiding major hubs.
“We can now focus on the needs of travelers in the region, implementing the Turks & Caicos Premiers bold “Hub of the Caribbean vision” says interCaribbean Chairman Lyndon Gardiner, adding that good air service is crucial and integral to business location decisions.
The Turks & Caicos Airports Authority, CEO John Smith, said “We are pleased to partner with Immigration and interCaribbean in facilitating in-transit passengers at Providenciales.”
Effective November 14th, interCaribbean will operate these services to/from the Providenciales hub:
- San Juan, Puerto Rico, 4x weekly
- Santiago DR, 4x weekly
- Santo Domingo, DR, 4x weekly
- Puerto Plata, DR, 3x weekly
- Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 4x weekly
- Cap Haitian, Haiti, daily
- Santiago, Cuba, 3x weekly
- Kingston, and Montego Bay, Jamaica, daily
- Nassau, Bahamas, 6x weekly
- Havana, Cuba 2x weekly
- Tortola, BVI, 4x weekly via San Juan onward to Antigua
Connections link the above cities via, a typical 45-minute hassle-free transit in Providenciales.
Turks & Caicos isn’t the first small territory to energetically position itself as a connecting hub, look at Antigua, Panama, Iceland, Dubai, Singapore and other such “mice that roared,” notes Gardiner.
Inter-island travel difficulty has been documented and lamented by countless economists, executives, development experts, politicians, NGOs and others. Caribbean islands near each other have been mutually accessible only through extraordinarily circuitous and expensive airline routings via distant hubs. “We are changing this, with huge passenger savings in time, comfort and trip expense,” says Gardiner.