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Howard Hamilton International Airport [Providenciales]

General Information

  • Customs & Immigration: 6 am – 8 pm
  • Coordinates: 21° 46′ 25.05″ N / 072° 15′ 57.19″ W
  • Runway: 10/28 – 9,200′ x 150′
  • Elevation: 28′
  • Strength: 59/F/B/X/T Asphalt
  • Tower: 119.9 Mhz
  • Approach: 126.0 Mhz

Phase 1 of the project was the Airside Redevelopment and Rehabilitation Project which the extension of the runway and aircraft parking apron, rehabilitation of the runway pavement facilities, and replacement of the airfield electrical equipment by Dexter Construction which took 13 months to complete. This expansion extended the runway length to 2,807m to facilitate the take-off and landing of all medium-sized and large aircraft. A new taxiway (Golf) was built and a new air-ground lighting system was installed during the Phase I expansion. The aircraft parking apron was extended by 70,000m² which now accommodates British airways 777. The TCIAA perimeter fencing area was enhanced by adding a 7.7km perimeter fencing line topped with barbed wires and curled razor wires. The extended runway facility was opened in August 2011.

Construction of Phase II of the Providenciales Redevelopment started in June of 2013 with a ten-million-dollar investment which included the expansion of the terminal building from 51,462ft² to 92,321ft². The expanded terminal included an expansion of the check-in counter areas, departure lounge installation of a new flight display system, and roadways for an improved passenger experience. additional bathroom facilities, retail space for shops and restaurants, and self-check-in kiosks. The Carpark was relocated and can now accommodate more than 350 cars. This project was completed by Dolmen Construction in December 2014.

You may also be interested in International Flights to the Turks and Caicos Islands, Passports and Visas, Customs Allowances and Getting Around Providenciales.

All international flights to the Turks and Caicos Islands arrive at the Providenciales International Airport, a small one terminal building with one 9,199 foot (2,804 meter) runway.

The island of Provo welcomes regularly-scheduled flights from over two dozen international cities, including London, New York, Washington D.C., Miami, Toronto, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia and Atlanta.

Several international airlines fly to the Turks and Caicos, including British Airways, American Airlines, United, Air Canada, Delta, Jet Blue, West Jet, and InterCaribbean. All airlines share a general ticketing and check-in hall. There are no satellite terminals.

The Providenciales Airport IATA Code is PLS, the ICAO Code MBPV.

Check-in Info
  • Most airlines recommend at least 2 hours before international flights. For domestic flights, 45 minutes is sufficient.
  • The bulk of international passengers arrive 2 hours before departure. If you arrive 10-15 minutes before this, the lines will be significantly shorter.
Saturday and Sunday Flights
  • You should give yourself additional time to check in on Saturday and Sunday. There is a high number of flights on these days and this can lead to delays in check-in and security.