The small terminal building at the South Caicos Airport (XSC).
Both local Turks and Caicos airlines,
Caicos Express Airways, offer regularly-scheduled flights to South Caicos. Both airlines fly small twin-engine prop planes, such as the Beechcraft King Air or the de Havilland Twin Otter. There are several flights per day, every day of the week.
interCaribbean provides flights from Providenciales International Airport and Grand Turk Airport, with at least one flight per day.
Caicos Express Airways provides charter flights, which may be worthwhile for larger groups. Providenciales to South Caicos flights connect through Grand Turk.
Both airlines are able to arrange charter flights if required.
Due to the small size of the aircraft flown to South Caicos, there are baggage restrictions both for carry-on and check-in luggage. Generally, the local airlines make an effort to accommodate exceptions when possible, yet there is only a certain amount of available stowage space. There may be additional fees for excess or oversize items, or items may be delayed to another flight in some cases.
InterCaribbean de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter. The scheduled flights to South Caicos fly small twin-turboprop aircraft.
There is no public transportation on South Caicos, and there is no taxi stand at the airport. The airport is about 1.5 miles (2.4km) to the centre of Cockburn Harbour.
The primary form of transport for visitors to South Caicos is by rental car. Availability is quite limited, and we advise reserving well in advance of your planned visit.
Several of the
resorts on South Caicos provide complimentary airport transport. You are advised to contact your hotel or villa to arrange pick-up.
Shops and Restaurants
There is a small shop inside the South Caicos Airport that offers cold drinks and packaged snacks. Opening times generally coincide with flight arrivals and departures.
New Airport Expansion
In 2016, the Turks and Caicos Government commenced new expansion works at the airport, which includes a new control tower, terminal, and additional airside works. This project was stalled due to
Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, but progress is ongoing.