Providenciales International Airport
|Operator||Turks & Caicos Islands Airports Authority|
|Location||Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands|
|Hub for||InterCaribbean Airways Caicos Express Airways|
|Elevation AMSL||15 ft / 5 m|
Providenciales International Airport (IATA: PLS, ICAO: MBPV), on the island of Providenciales in the Caicos Islands, is the main international airport serving the Turks and Caicos Islands, a British Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom. It is operated by Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority (TCIAA). The territory's other international airport is JAGS McCartney International Airport on Grand Turk Island. Currently, there are more than 12,000 commercial aircraft operations per year.
The airport is at an elevation of 15 ft (5 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 10/28 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,807 m × 45 m (9,209 ft × 148 ft). There were plans for the TCIAA to either extend or build a new terminal after having recently completed the extension of the runway, which currently stands at 2,807 m (9,209 ft) long. This project has now been completed and the renovation was finished by December 2014.[needs update]
Airlines and destinations
|Ameriflight||Santiago de los Caballeros|
|Contract Air Cargo||Miami, Santiago de los Caballeros|
|Skyway Enterprises||Santiago de los Caballeros|
Historical passenger airline service
Air Florida was operating nonstop jet service to Miami (MIA) in 1984. By 1985, Providenciales was being served by Cayman Airways with nonstop service to Miami being operated once a week with Boeing 727-200 jetliners as well as by Atlantic Gulf Airlines which was flying British Aircraft Corporation BAC One-Eleven service nonstop to Miami and also direct to MIA via a stop in Grand Turk. Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) was also serving the airport in 1985 with Boeing 727-200 jet service nonstop to Miami twice a week. In 1987, Pan Am was flying a "triangle" routing of Miami - Grand Turk - Providenciales - Miami four days a week with a Boeing 727, and in 1989 Pan Am was operating three nonstop flights a week to Miami with Boeing 727-200 jets. By 1991, Pan Am had increased its service to four Boeing 727-200 flights a week nonstop to Miami while at the same time Cayman Airways was operating two nonstop flights a week to Miami with Boeing 737-200 jets. In 1993 Carnival Air Lines was operating two nonstop flights a week to Miami with Boeing jetliners.  American Airlines was serving the airport by 1994 with a single daily nonstop Boeing 757-200 flight from Miami while at the same time Turks and Caicos Airways Ltd., which was based in nearby Grand Turk, was operating Boeing 737-200 service from Miami five days a week either nonstop or via a stop in Grand Turk. Three airlines were operating nonstop flights to Miami in early 1995: American was continuing to serve Providenciales with a daily Boeing 727-200 nonstop flight plus a Saturday only Boeing 727-200 nonstop, Turks and Caicos Airways was flying nonstop with a Boeing 737-200 four days a week and Gray Line Air was operating nonstop Convair 580 turboprop service nine times a week. In 1999, American was operating daily nonstop Boeing 727-200 service to Miami while at the same time Bahamasair was operating nonstop Boeing 737-200 flights to both Miami and Nassau twice a week. By 2001, American was operating three daily nonstop flights to Miami with Boeing 737-800 aircraft and was also flying a Saturday only nonstop to New York John F. Kennedy Airport with a Boeing 737-800.
Currently, the largest aircraft type serving the airport on a scheduled basis is the wide-body Boeing 777-200 operated by British Airways with direct flights twice a week to London Gatwick Airport via an intermediate stop in Antigua.
- Airport information for MBPV at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Airport information for PLS at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Liu, Jim. "Sunrise Airways adds Cap-Haitien – Providenciales service from Dec 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
- http://www.departedflights.com, Jan. 15, 1984 Air Florida route map
- http://www.departedflights.com, Feb. 15, 1985 Official Airline Guide (OAG), Miami flight schedules
- http://www.departedflights.com, Nov. 1, 1985 Atlantic Gulf Airlines route map
- http://www.departedflights.com, Oct. 27, 1985, Pan Am system timetable
- http://www.departedflights.com, Feb. 1, 1987 Pan Am system timetable
- http://www.departedflights.com, Dec. 15, 1989 Official Airline Guide (OAG), Miami flight schedules
- http://www.departedflights.com, Oct. 1, 1991, Official Airline Guide (OAG), Miami flight schedules
- http://www.departedflights.com, Nov. 16, 1993 Carnival Air Lines system timetable
- Sept. 15, 1994 Official Airline Guide (OAG) Desktop Flight Guide, North American Edition, Providenciales flight schedules
- Jan. 1, 1995 Official Airline Guide (OAG) Pocket Flight Guide, North American Edition, Miami flight schedules
- http://www.departedflights.com, June 1, 1999 Official Airline Guide (OAG), Miami & Nassau flight schedules
- http://www.departedflights.com, April 2, 2001 American Airlines system timetable
- "Book Flights, Holidays & Check In Online - British Airways". www.britishairways.com.
- "British Airways Increasing Service to Turks and Caicos Islands". 5 March 2015.
Media related to Providenciales Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Providenciales International Airport, official site
- Providenciales International Airport, unofficial site
- Turks and Caicos Islands Government: Civil Aviation
- Vancouver Airport Services (provides management and operations services at airport)
- Current weather for MBPV at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for PLS at Aviation Safety Network