The Turks and Caicos airport authority will move ahead with plans to develop South Caicos airport when expansion of the Providenciales International Airport are completed this October.
The airport expansion here on Provo will nearly double the size of the terminal, and will also include expanded check in counter areas and self check in facilities, larger retail space for shops and restaurants, and a larger departure lounge.
South Caicos is a fascinating and unspoiled part of the Caribbean, and is long overdue for an upgraded airport, which will allow larger aircraft to deliver supplies for residents and visitors alike.
The island hosts the annual South Caicos Regatta, a large celebration that features parties, boat races, and other games.
The Caicos Regatta dates back to February 1966, when Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip visited South Caicos on board the beautiful (and now sadly retired) royal yacht HMS Britannia.
It was the first royal visit to TCI (still a British Overseas Territory even today), and of the people attending thought the “SAIL PAST – SALUTE” of the local sloops were the highlights of the day. Learn more about the fascinating history of the South Caicos Regatta here.