Are you heading out to the TCI soon? The Big Blue Collective are waiting to meet you! Of course, you aren’t going to get very far on your journey without getting your flights in place first. Fortunately, despite our small size, the Turks and Caicos are fairly easy to access from a huge range of airlines, especially if you’re willing to travel via the continental US. Here’s our easy guide to TCI flights and carriers for the 2019 year, whether you’re heading here solo or bringing the whole family!.
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Are there direct flights to the Turks and Caicos?
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Yes, there certainly are! While you can get to the TCI from literally anywhere in the world via the United States, there are also many other destinations offering you flights straight into Provo’s international airport. Depending on the airline (and your geographic distance from the islands), there may be a refueling stop or plane swap, but through partner alliances you will be able to book a roundtrip with the airline with all costs included- taking you straight from home to the beach, hassle-free
Travel to the TCI from the US couldn’t be easier
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The United States offers direct flights to Provo from 10 major cities. While the New York hub is the most popular departure point and offers the most departing flights, you can easily book a range of flights from Miami, Washington DC, Fort Lauderdale and many other main cities, so you are somewhat spoilt for choice. Your best airline choices will be JetBlue, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and SouthWestern, all of which offer multiple routes and departure points you can tailor to suit you.
Non-US North American flights:
Air Canada offers a comprehensive range of flights leaving from almost every major city in Canada. These include Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Quebec and Ottawa, among many more, so you are guaranteed to find a flight that fits your needs. While each route does vary slightly depending on your departure airport of choice, they all run regularly during the later week ( most route departures are Wednesday-Sunday), so you won’t have to delay for even a day. These flights are typically direct. WestJet also offer some Provo flights.
Getting to the TCI from South America:
Direct routes into Provo depart from Cuba and Havana regularly. Excitingly, the Havana route, which runs a non-stop flight daily, is run by our official airline, interCaribbean, itself. Caicos Express Airways also runs weekly routes from these destinations. Whether you’re here in the popular seasons, or opting for an off-season adventure, it couldn’t be simpler to get here.
Arriving in the TCI from all Island nations:
Finding direct routes to the TCI from the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Antigua and the British Virgin islands is a cinch. Again, interCaribbean Airlines dominate the direct routes from these destinations, although Bahamasair comes a close second, and most routes offer at least two flights weekly, if not daily.
Flying to the TCI from Africa:
The many rich airline partnerships on the continent allow for connecting round-trips direct to Provo. Most long-haul international flights from the African continent depart from either Johannesburg via OR Tambo airport, or from Cape Town International airport. While the length of the flight means that most of these flights are code-shared through the Star Alliance network, both Qatar Airlines and Turkish Airways offer ‘direct’ routes to the TCI. Likewise, South African Airways also offer many routes to the island. Air France and British Airways also operate regular connecting flights through these airports. Most of these routes are offered with once weekly departure dates. SAA also offers a route which will take you straight to Grand Turk.
How do I get to the TCI from Europe?
Our European visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to getting to the Turks and Caicos from their hometowns. The only airline currently flying direct flights into Provo is British Airways, departing through the Heathrow (London) hub. However Lufthansa and Air France also operate code sharing routes to Provo from multiple European destinations. You will also be able to easily access United Airlines flights from multiple European destinations, and can connect to the Turks and Caicos anywhere on Air Canada’s routes.
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Can I travel to the TCI from the Middle or Near East?
As with our African visitors, the large distances involved means that there are no direct, single airline routes currently available from the Middle and Near East. Don’t worry too much, however- Qatar Airways offers a codeshare route to Provo, as does Turkish Airways. You will need to depart from Abu Dhabi or Doha to catch these flights. Air Canada, British Airways, and American Airlines all offer Middle Eastern routes which will connect you to the islands, as well. These routes typically only operate weekly or bi-weekly, so be sure to plan your trip accordingly.
What if I live further afield?
If you are travelling from Australia, Japan, China or India, or if we didn’t mention your homeland above, don’t worry! You still won’t have too much trouble getting to the TCi. Qantas Airlines does offer a code sharing route for Provo. Otherwise, look for a fantastic deal that will take you into any of the main United States hubs, and pick up a connecting flight to Provo International Airport from there. Your journey may be a little longer, but the trip will be well worth it!
No matter where in the world you live, you’re sure to find a great deal on an airline flying to the Turks and Caicos. The Big Blue Collective looks forward to welcoming you when you arrive.
WASHINGTON — Sorry, aviation geeks: The first flight of the U.S. Air Force’s latest stealth bomber won’t be happening this year.
The Air Force had once projected the first flight of the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider would occur in December 2021, but the new bomber will not be ready to roll out until early next year for a flight in mid-2022, said the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office director, Randall Walden, according to a Jan. 15 story in Air Force Magazine. The RCO manages the B-21 program on behalf of the service.
Two B-21s are under construction at Northrop Grumman’s production facility in Palmdale, California. The first aircraft hasn’t made it to final assembly yet but is “really starting to look like a bomber,” Walden told Air Force Magazine.
“The second one is really more about structures, and the overall structural capability,” Walden said. “We’ll go in and bend it, we’ll test it to its limits, make sure that the design and the manufacturing and the production line make sense.”
Although information about the B-21 is notoriously limited, with many details of the Raider’s cost, appearance and capability classified, Walden offered a couple optimistic notes about the program’s progress.
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For one, production of the B-21 is already becoming more efficient during the build of the second aircraft, he said. Northrop Grumman is using a business jet as a test bed for new avionics and software, allowing those systems to be debugged before they are installed in the B-21 aircraft.
While there have been some disruptions to the supply chain due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Walden said the program has worked with companies to mitigate changes to the production schedule.
“In the last few months, we did another successful end-to-end demonstration to further mature that hardware and software, and it’s working quite well,” Walden said. “We’re preparing ourselves not just for first flight, but ultimately the subsystem testing that will be required during those flight test phases.”
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The Air Force has committed to buying at least 100 B-21s, although officials such as Gen. Timothy Ray, who leads Air Force Global Strike Command, said more will be needed to meet the service’s future bomber requirements, which could be in excess of 220 aircraft.
The service is expected to make a final decision this year on which bomber installations will first host the Raider. In March 2019, the Air Force picked Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota as its preferred location, with Dyess AFB in Texas as an alternate location.
A virtual industry day was held Jan. 11 to provide information on contract opportunities for construction projects needed to support B-21 operations. Those facilities could include a “low-observable restoration facility, a wash rack and general maintenance hangar, and a mission operations planning facility,” according to the Air Force.
The service expects to begin fielding the B-21 in the mid-2020s.