airport delays

Arriving Aircraft delayed at Providenciales International Airport

With Saturday being the busiest day for flights into the Turks and Caicos Islands, many factors including departure delays in North American cities led to congestion and arrival delays at Providenciales. There was a total of twenty-seven (27) scheduled arrivals from North America on Saturday, together with local and regional scheduled flights and business aviation operations. Compared with previous Saturdays during the busy tourist season, there has been no increase in traffic which amounted to 166 movements yesterday. The Miami Air Route Traffic ... Read more

JetBlue Becomes Only Airline With Free, High-Speed Wi-Fi at Every Seat

JetBlue on Wednesday announced its latest onboard enhancement: free and speedy Wi-Fi connectivity on every aircraft from the departure gate to the arrival gate. JetBlue’s Fly-Fi®, which clocks in at broadband speeds beating sluggish and pricey Wi-Fi offerings onboard other carriers, keeps customers connected with an Internet experience similar to what they have at home, including the ability to stream video and use multiple devices at once. The service enables JetBlue to deliver Amazon Video streaming entertainment to customers onboard to their ... Read more

interCaribbean Boosts Regional Connectivity

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 ... Read more

Turks and Caicos Observes Air Traffic Controllers Day

As Air traffic controllers worldwide celebrate International Day of The Controller, the management and staff of the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority paused to acknowledge the contribution of the profession to the aviation community. John Smith, Airports Authority CEO in a remark expressed his appreciation to the air traffic controllers, noting that it is unfortunate that he is not well enough to be there in person to express gratitude. The day coincides with the constitutional meeting of the International Federation of Air ... Read more

Guyanese Association Gives Back

Guyana achieved its independence on May 26th, 1966 and will observe 50 years of independence this 2016. To this end, the Guyanese Association of the Turks and Caicos Islands has decided to give back to the community in which they reside as part of the celebrations. The Association began their give back campaign this past weekend by painting the handicap parking space at the Providenciales International Airport, donating blood to the Cheshire Hall Medical Center and conducting a street clean up in ... Read more

Providenciales Airport Reserves Area for Handicap Parking

The Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority (TCIAA) has reserved an area for handicap parking to accommodate disabled travelers using Providenciales International Airport. The Airports Authority in responding to the needs of travelers using the airport, has identified a suitable area and erected a handicap sign. Noting that the space had to be painted in a visible manner, the Guyanese Association of the Turks and Caicos Islands volunteered to paint the markings. A member of the Guyanese Association commented, “we saw fit to ... Read more

Providenciales Airport hosts educational tours of its facilities

The Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority has done it again, by opening its doors to two schools and giving educational airport tours to students. First, a group of 20 students and 4 guides from the Alpha Christian Academy of Providenciales were given an extensive tour of the Providenciales International Airport (PLS). This group had students with age ranges from 4 years to 6 years old with one exception of a two year old toddler that joined the group. For some of ... Read more

New Navigation Aid Installed at Providenciales Airport

The Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority (TCIAA) announced the replacement of an air navigation aid at Providenciales International Airport by a world renowned supplier SELEX in compliance with local and international regulations. The installation of the VHF Omni-directional Radio Range, commonly referred to as VOR, was completed on April 4, 2016, successfully flight checked by Radiola, and is now awaiting sign-off by the Civil Aviation Authority. As part of the project, six air traffic engineers employed by the authority completed a 12-day ... Read more
American Airlines

American Airlines to relaunch direct service to Providenciales from JFK

American Airlines (AA) will be adding another flight to their notable selection of flights to Providenciales (PLS). This summer, AA will launch nonstop service between JFK and PLS with their Boeing 737-800. Passengers traveling now between the two cities must make at least one stop, but as of July 2nd they will be able to travel direct on a seasonal weekend flight that will operate on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets for the direct flights are now available for sale online as of April ... Read more

interCaribbean Airways to launch Havana service in May

interCaribbean Airways on Monday announced that the airline will launch new nonstop services to Havana's Jose Marti International Airport (HAV), from Providenciales (PLS), Turks & Caicos Islands on May 3, 2016. Passengers traveling from any city in the airline's network can connect in Providenciales for the Havana service. The westbound flight to the Cuban capital city takes 1 hour and 50 minutes, with the return flight being 20 minutes longer. Twice weekly service to Havana will be as follows: "Seeing the demand for services to ... Read more
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