private jet on the runway at the Providenciales International Airport A private jet taxiing at the Providenciales International Airport.
Getting Around
Things to Do
Yachts and Cruising
International Flights
Regional Flights
Marinas and Harbors
Close Search
What in the Turks and Caicos are you looking for?
Type your search terms and pause for instant results.

Turks and Caicos FBOs & Private Aircraft Information

aerial view of the Providenciales International Airport and runway
Ascent at Providenciales International Airport (PLS).

The Turks and Caicos Islands is a popular destination for private planes, having ranked third in the Caribbean region for arrivals in 2014.

The majority of private planes arrive at Providenciales. Whereas each of the main islands in the country has an airport, only Providenciales International Airport (PLS) and Grand Turk JAGS McCartney International Airport (GDT) are international airports.

Immigration and Customs

Your first stop must be at an international airport or an FBO with immigration and customs personal.

Providenciales (IATA: PLS, ICAO: MBPV) is the only island with full-service FBOs.

For ground transportation, it's recommended to use one of the local car services.

Filing Flight Plans

The general hours of the Providenciales International Airport are 6am to 8pm. All flights plans must be received by local authorities at least two hours before landing. Special permission must be obtained for arrivals outside of the normal operation hours.

A general declaration is required by customs upon arrival.

A passenger manifest will also be needed by immigration if passengers are boarding or disembarking.

A cargo manifest will also be required by both customs and immigration if any items or articles are to be unloaded or loaded.

Fees and Taxes

small twin turbo prop plane approaching the Providenciales International Airport over Chalk Sound
A small plane over Chalk Sound on the approach to the Providenciales International Airport.

Prices are quoted by the TCI Airports Authority for 2015.

Several fees and taxes apply to private planes landing in the Turks and Caicos, including landing ($10-$25) depending on aircraft weight), navigation service ($5), and security services ($8).

There is a departure tax ($29). Flight crews and those under two years of age are exempted.

If the Providenciales International Airport (PLS) is used by private aircraft, a terminal fee of ($3) applies to persons over two years of age.

Extra immigration and customs fees apply outside of normal operating hours.

FBOs charges will be in addition too many of these fees.

Aircraft Fuel Prices

The FBOs on Providenciales offer JetA and 100LL Avgas. Prices are similar at both FBOs and quite reasonable when compared regionally.

Jet A is about $4.00, and 100LL is around $5.75 (2020). Fuelling can be reserved in advance of your arrival.

Aircraft Parking and Hangers

On Providenciales, private and public (when available) aircraft parking is offered. Hanger space is available from Business Aviation. Varying fees apply.

Public parking may be arranged at the other airports in the Turks and Caicos.

Turks and Caicos FBOs

Providenciales has two modern fixed-base operators (FBO), each with onsite immigration and customs personnel. Both have newly-constructed and separate terminals and aprons from the main Providenciales International Airport (PLS).

Amenities at both FBOs include the full range of aircraft services (including fuel, ground power unit (GPU), potable water and lavatory services), general and crew lounges, catering, and concierge services.

The local facilities offer ground handling for aircraft sizes up to Boeing 757s, and ample aircraft parking is available.

It’s easy to arrange taxis, car rentals, accommodation, and dining on Providenciales with the FBOs as they closely work with many local businesses. Car rental agencies are located near to each of the FBOs.

The FBOs also have office and business centers with WiFi, printers, phone and fax service, computers, and a conference room. See Telephones, Internet and Mobile Phones for general communication information in the Turks and Caicos.

Both sites allow and have a facility for pets. See Traveling with Pets.

Transport and Rental Cars

It’s easy to arrange private car services, taxis, and rental cars for service and pick up at the FBOs on Providenciales.

Private VIP transport services, which usually utilize full-size and high end SUVs such as the Chevrolet Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, and Lincoln Navigator, offer pre-arranged transport.

Nearly all car and jeep rental companies on Providenciales are happy to drop off and pick up vehicles at the FBOs once prior arrangement is made. There’s typically no extra fees incurred, as the rental companies routinely operate nearby at the Providenciales International Airport.

Taxis may be easily scheduled, yet are typically not waiting at the local FBOs.

Fixed-Base Operators

Blue Heron Aviation
Blue Heron Aviation, a partner of Signature Flight Support, offers the full complement of ground, fuel and concierge services. 11 acres of aircraft parking is onsite.
Provo Air Center
Provo Air Center is a full-service FBO with a spacious complex. Amenities and offerings include fuel, parking, GPU, customs and immigration clearance, and concierge services. Located at Taxiways E and F.