Guyanese Association Gives Back

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

FAA urges airlines to assess lithium battery risks

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last Tuesday issued a safety alert to U.S. and foreign commercial passenger and cargo airlines, urging them to conduct a safety risk assessment to manage the risks associated with transporting lithium batteries as cargo. The FAA also is issuing guidance to its own inspectors to help them determine whether the airlines have adequately assessed the risk of handling and carrying lithium batteries as cargo. FAA battery fire testing has highlighted the potential risk of a catastrophic aircraft ... 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

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 ... Read more

Turks and Caicos welcomes JetBlue’s new service from Fort Lauderdale

The Turks and Caicos Islands on Thursday welcomed JetBlue Airways new service from Fort Lauderdale. This new service marks the third to the island from the carrier, joining flights from New York's John F. Kennedy and Boston's Logan International Airport. The new flight which is part of JetBlue's ongoing growth was in the making for several years and will operate daily, year-round. "We're thrilled to introduce new service from sunny Ft. Lauderdale to one of the most stunning islands in the Caribbean," said ... Read more

JetBlue set to inaugurate Fort Lauderdale-Providenciales in November

On Thursday, November 19th 2015 US carrier JetBlue will commence flight operations to Providenciales International Airport (PLS) from Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL). JetBlue has taken the market by storm and has been rapidly expanding their routes since its inception. JetBlue began selling seats on the new service back in June, and will employ an Embraer E190 jet on the route. The new route demonstrates JetBlue’s commitment to expansion in the Caribbean, and the airline now offers flights to more than 40 destinations ... Read more
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