Traveling to Salt Cay by Airplane

You'll have to plan your schedule just right to fly to Salt Cay

Salt Cay is one of the islands in the Turks and Caicos that takes the most planning to get to, and even though flights are not very frequent, the easiest way to get there is to fly. The key to planning a getaway here is knowing that the airport on the island only handles domestic flights, so you will definitely have a layover elsewhere.

Your journey to Salt Cay will begin with a flight onto Providenciales, the most popularly visited island in the chain, and thus the only island with a fully operational international airport. The Providenciales International Airport (PLS) is a modern facility that welcomes commercial flights from around the world, including the United States, Canada, and Europe with many major airlines including Air Canada, Jet Blue, and American Airlines.

Flying to Salt Cay from the Caribbean

Once you've arrived in Providenciales, you can then make a connecting domestic flight to the Salt Cay Airport (SLX), though calling it an airport is a bit of a stretch. In actuality, the airport consists of one airstrip surrounded by a fence to keep out the wild donkeys. There are two airlines that offer services between the islands: Intercaribbean Airways and Caicos Express Airways. Currently, only Caicos Express Airways is offering flights to Salt Cay from Providenciales, and you can book a flight every day of the week except for Sunday for less than $200(USD) per person. If you plan to spend some time on Grand Turk, home of the Turks and Caicos' capital city Cockburn Town, you will also be able to book a flight with Caicos Express Airways from the JAGS Mccartney International Airport (GDT).

Check the following table for a complete list of air service from other airports in the region. If you can't get a flight directly from your local airport, making a connection through another airport in the Caribbean may be a very viable option.

Salt Cay Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Cockburn Town, Grand Turk GDT Caicos Express Airways
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands PLS Caicos Express Airways

Between connecting flights and possible ferry rides, there is a lot to consider as you begin planning your getaway on Salt Cay. Use the information provided to you above as a guide as you look into international flights as well as local flight times, and you should have an easier time making heads and tails of it all.

The following chart shows how to contact the regional air charter operators.

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location Island
Caicos Express Airways (649) 941-5730 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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