Turks and Caicos welcomes first 1000 air passengers

Turks and Caicos welcomes first 1000 air passengers

arriving passengers

In the first five days following the reopening of the Providenciales International Airport, the Turks and Caicos Islands welcomed its first 1000 air passengers.

A total of 1047 inbound passengers from 20 commercial flights were processed through the Providenciales International Airport. In addition, there were 53 private flights that operated into the country via the two Fixed Based Operators (FBO).

A statement from the Turks and Caicos Islands Premier Office’s FaceBook page said “we have had a successful re-opening of our borders within the last week.”

The statement continued “You would have seen a release from the Ministry of Health of the success it experienced in identifying an asymptomatic passenger through our health screening protocols at the Airport.”

“While these are still the early stages, the protocols we have put in place are working, and we are satisfied that we can find the right balance between the need to re-open our economy while not putting our people at risk.”

American Airlines began operations into Providenciales on Wednesday with two flights from Miami. The first arrival was greeted with the customary water cannon salute as it taxied to the terminal.

Delta Airlines made its first flight to the island on Saturday, while JetBlue, United and Air Canada are expected to resume operations in August.

American Airlines B737 at PLS
American Airlines B737 at PLS on July 22, 2020 | Photo: Digital Handprint

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