Turks & Caicos Real Estate Blog
New Air Service to and from Turks & Caicos
2011-02-26 13:40:16 by
Continental Airlines has started service between Newark, NJ and Turks & Caicos. The flights will be four times/week, Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. As of March 6, they will be daily flights. As of now, Continental will use a Boeing 737 for 160 passengers on the route.

JetBlue has also started service to Providenciales, making it the 16th destination in the Caribbean for the airline. Daily flights from New York's Kennedy Airport have started, and weekly Saturday flights from Boston. To celebrate the new service, JetBlue fliers can enter to win a JetBlue Getaways vacation package. Visit the Promotion page on their web site.

Scott Laurence, JetBlue's vice president of network planning, said, "Providenciales and the more than 40 islands that make up the Turks and Caicos are a perfect addition to our wide array of Caribbean leisure destinations." They will operate a 150-seat Airbus on the route.

Air Turks & Caicos will now fly from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, to San Juan, Puerto Rico, starting April 15. The airline started with a single piston aircraft in 1992 as InterIsland Airways. After changing the name to Air Turks and Caicos to better reflect the country’s identity and national pride, the airline continued to grow and now has a fleet of 15 mainly turbine aircraft, ranging in size from 9 to 30 passengers. Chairman Lyndon R. Gardiner noted that this new route is one more step to accomplish is dream of uniting the Caribbean Islands through convenient air connections that will promote trade and tourism. The flights will orginiate in Providenciales.