Turks and Caicos Airports Authority (TCIAA), which is governed by Ordinance 11 of 2005, is a statutory body that was established in 2006 following the split of the Civil Aviation Department into the Civil Aviation Authority and Airports Authority. TCIAA is mandated for ‘the constructing, controlling and managing of airports; providing and maintaining runways, taxiways and terminals for the efficient operation of airports; providing facilities for Customs and immigration services, and health and security checks; and for incidental and connected purposes’.
TCIAA places emphasis on enhancing both airport services and status of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) as an international and regional Tourist destination.
The Airport Authority Ordinance requires that the Board comprises of a Chairman, CEO and six other board members.
The current management team adopts a very entrepreneurial approach to developing TCIAA with a constant focus on continuous improvement. With this objective in mind TCIAA adopts a forward-looking philosophy in its expansion, to provide passengers and other customers with much improved services, supporting flights to more destinations, at greater frequency and a with wider choice of carriers. TCIAA also strives to continuously increase the variety and improve the quality of services to give travelers a unique, pleasant and memorable experience when visiting the Turks and Caicos Islands.
While applying a commercial mindset in managing the airports, TCIAA remains committed to working to raising security standards while minimizing delay and inconvenience to travelers.
The Turks and Caicos Airport Authority’s (TCIAA) mission is to provide the highest standard in safety, quality and service in airport operations, as a means of enhancing the reputation of the Islands and improving the national economy to the benefit of both the Government and the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands.