Salt Cay is one of the islands in 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 (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 , , and .
Once you've arrived in Providenciales, you can then make a connecting domestic flight to the (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: and . 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 Turks and Caicos' capital city Cockburn Town, you will also be able to book a flight with Caicos Express Airways from the (GDT).
See the following chart for air service from other regional airports. If you can't take a flight directly from your local airport, connecting through a regional airport could be a great option.
|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 reach one of the regional air charter services.
|(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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