Welcome to the website for the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority (“TCIAA”).
The TCIAA was established in 2005 under The Airports Authority Ordinance (Ord.11 of 2005) for constructing, controlling, and managing airports, and providing and maintaining runways, taxiways, and terminals for the efficient operation of airports in the Turks and Caicos Islands. It is further responsible for providing Border Control facilities (i.e. Customs and Immigration Services), and for Health and Security Checks.
Since its establishment, the TCIAA has been instrumental in the development and improvement of the Turks and Caicos Islands’ six (6) public airports:
- The Howard Hamilton International Airport/ Providenciales International Airport (MBPV)
- The JAGS McCartney International Airport / Grand Turk International Airport (MBGT)
- The Norman B Saunders International Airport / South Caicos International Airport (MBSC)
- The Clifford Gardiner International Airport/ North Caicos Airport (MBNC)
- The Eric Arthur Airport/ Middle Caicos Airport (MBMC)
- The Leon Wilson Airport / Salt Cay Airport (MBSY)
During the fiscal year, 2010-2011 the Government of the Turks & Caicos Islands (“TCIG”) transferred 8,050,000 shares, representing its 35% shareholding in Providenciales Airport Company Limited (“PAC”), to the Authority at no cost. On 19th April 2010, the Authority acquired 100% of the assets and operations of Provo Airport Company (PAC) for thirty million United States dollars ($30,000,000.00). As part of the agreement, the Authority acquired the Providenciales International Airport’s terminal building, apron, and lighting, as well as Grand Turk Airport’s building (along with fittings), runway, and taxiway. This was a significant milestone as it marked the return of valuable national assets to the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Today, the TCIAA continues to operate as a focal point on the national agenda for economic and social development. The TCIAA Board consists of eight (8) members with a broad spectrum of experience in airport management, aviation, security, development, investment, law, and other industries, as well as public policy and government.
The goal of the TCIAA is to provide world-class airport operations through high-standard safety, security, quality, efficiencies, and customer service, recognizing its importance to the overall economic development and strategic growth of the Turks and Caicos Islands.