Cockburn Town Air Travel

JAGS International is located just one mile away from Cockburn Town

As the capital city of the Turks and Caicos Cockburn Town is a go-to destination for many to begin their exploration of this multiple island nation. There is plenty to see and do here, beginning with one of only to international airports that exists in the country.

Just one mile south of Cockburn Town is the JAGS Mccartney International Airport. The airport has one runway, which can accommodate a Boeing 747 (and thus large commercial jets flying internationally), as well as several rental car agencies on site, and a bar and restaurant called the Cockpit Lounge Bar & Restaurant.

Despite the airport's capabilities, currently only domestic flights travel to JAGS Mccartney International Airport. In order to vacation in Cockburn Town, tourists must first fly into the Providenciales International Airport on nearby Providenciales. This airline sees a number of direct flights via popular commercial airlines on a daily basis from the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Once they've arrived on Providenciales, tourists can then connect to Grand Turk on a smaller plane flown by either Intercaribbean Airways or Caicos Express Airways. Chartering a flight with Global Airways is also a possibility. The flight lasts for 30 minutes.

Flying to Cockburn Town from the Caribbean

Look below for airline service from airports in the Caribbean region. If there aren't any flights from a local airport, a connecting flight from a regional airport might prove to be a fine option.

JAGS Mccartney International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands PLS Caicos Express Airways, Intercaribbean Airways
Salt Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands SLX Caicos Express Airways
South Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands XSC Intercaribbean Airways


In order to obtain entry to the Turks and Caicos, visitors from the United States and throughout much of the rest of the world will need a valid passport. Those visiting from Canada may forgo having a passport if they are flying direct from Canada to the Turks and Caicos and have an original copy of their birth certificate as well as a government issued ID. Visitors will need to have a round trip airline ticket to show proof that they have plans to leave, and they may only stay on the island for 90 days before a passport is necessary.

The nearby location of an international airport makes planning a getaway to Cockburn Town easy to plan, even with the knowledge that you'll have to fly to another airport in the chain before making the final journey to this destination.

The following chart enables you to contact an air charter firms serving this region.

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location Island
Caicos Express Airways (649) 941-5730 Providenciales International Airport - Five Cays Settlements Providenciales
Intercaribbean Airways at PLS (649) 331-3404 Providenciales International Airport - Five Cays Settlements Providenciales
Intercaribbean Airways at STI (809) 200-0252 Aeropuerto Internacional Cibao - 7.7 mi. (12.4 km) Southeast of Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic

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