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Turks and Caicos Airport Expansion Completed

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January 07, 2015

Traveling to Turks and Caicos is now easier thanks to the completion of the renovation and expansion program at the country’s international airport.

 

Work on upgrading the Providenciales International Airport (PLS) was completed in December 2014.  The $10 million project doubled the size of the terminal building and included:

 

  • Expanding the arrivals area including two luggage belts
  • Installing a new Bose passenger addressing system
  • Expanding and renovating the departures area, with a 3,090 square foot security checkpoint hall that is fully enclosed and a 700 seat departures lounge and adding 15 shared self check-in kiosks
  • Introducing new public washrooms
  • Introducing additional retail areas
  • Expanding and renovating the parking lot from a capacity of 125 to 300 cars

 

The work took almost two years to complete and was performed on schedule.  The redevelopment effort was phase two of the airport’s overhaul.  The first phase of work was completed in 2011 and included a $40 million renovation to the airside; the runway was extended from 7,600 to 9,200 feet and the aircraft parking apron was expanded by a total of 70,000 square meters.

 

The international airport’s expansion was the second major Turks and Caicos airport announcement in 2014.  Earlier in the year, Blue Heron Aviation by Signature Flight Support opened a new Fixed Base Operation (FBO) on Providenciales.  The modern facility consists of a 6,800 square foot terminal with lounges and office space, 11 acres of aircraft parking, and a hangar facility.

 

Additionally, Provo Air Center, the second FBO on Providenciales, is in the final stages of completing a new terminal building.

 

Whether you arrive on a commercial or a private flight to a Turks and Caicos airport, the drive from the airport to the Alexandra Resort is a short 15-minute trip.  After you clear immigration and customs at the international airport, a resort representative will be at the airport to greet you with a cold drink and help you locate a shuttle to transport you to the resort.

 

Major airlines offer direct flights to Turks and Caicos from several cities in Canada and the USA, as well as a weekly flight from London, UK.  To learn more about flight service to Turks and Caicos, visit https://www.alexandraresort.com/one-of-the-best-hotels-in-the-caribbean/.



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