As the capital city of 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 . 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 .
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. This airline sees a number of direct flights via popular commercial airlines on a daily basis from the United States, Canada, and Europe.on nearby
Once they've arrived on Providenciales, tourists can then connect to Grand Turk on a smaller plane flown by either or . Chartering a flight with Global Airways is also a possibility. The flight lasts for 30 minutes.
Check below for a listing of scheduled air service from other Caribbean airports. If you can't take a flight from an airport near you, connecting through a regional airport could be an excellent option.
|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 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 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.
If you are starting to research an air charter, you can call one of these regional companies:
|(649) 941-5730||Providenciales International Airport - Five Cays Settlements||Providenciales|
|(649) 331-3404||Providenciales International Airport - Five Cays Settlements||Providenciales|
|(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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