Category Archives: InterCaribbean Airways

interCaribbean cancels St Thomas and St Croix planned operations

InterCaribbean Airways Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia VQ-TBC (msn 120283) FLL (Andy Cripps). Image: 929340.

interCaribbean Airways has advised the Caribbean traveling public that planned services to St Thomas and to St Croix are canceled.

The airline continued;

interCaribbean has been working for some months to have the USVI filings process completed, for which it is not possible to manage simultaneously with the setup of all other operations in parallel.  Such has been the process, that other requirements to setup at the airports are unable to be advanced without this completed.

interCaribbean over a month ago deployed an additional aircraft to Tortola in readiness for these flights but given the unusually lengthy processes to get to a starting point, it has become clear that the approval process and our priorities are not aligned.  interCaribbean will now redeploy the aircraft into other operations and growth opportunities.  We operate in 13 countries and have not faced the prolonged or protracted challenges of setting up an operation timely in any country.  We wish to acknowledge we have seen the full cooperation from the CPB (Customs and Border Protection) and the TSA (Transport Security Administration) Agencies in receiving their early and timely approvals for both St Thomas and St Croix.

A key element at any new city served is selecting a partner handling company. In the case of the USVI, we are confronted with handling costs that are three to four times the norm across our entire network of cities.  We simply will not pay such outrageous prices.  We cannot expect to have to double our everyday affordable low airfares to compensate, for we will not see support from the traveling public.

Given the work necessary to make these cities a viable destination with airfares for which we have become known, we have elected to postpone until the winter season of this year 2018 and give time and opportunity to consider other options to create effective partner handling, and for all authorities to take all the time needed.  Should we find a satisfactory point.  We will update the traveling public as we move forward and keep you appraised.

Copyright Photo: InterCaribbean Airways Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia VQ-TBC (msn 120283) FLL (Andy Cripps). Image: 929340.

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InterCaribbean Airways to fly to Cuba from Providenciales

InterCaribbean Airways Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia VQ-TBC (msn 120283) FLL (Andy Cripps). Image: 929340.

InterCaribbean Airways (Providenciales), the official airline of the Turks and Caicos Islands, announced its new twice-weekly route from Providenciales (PLS), Turks & Caicos Islands to Santiago de Cuba (SCU) starting on December 10.

Services to Havana, Jose Marti International Airport (HAV), Cuba, are slated to start in early 2016.

These new flights expands the airline’s total list of destinations to 18 cities throughout the Caribbean, making interCaribbean the best choice for “connecting you and the Caribbean”.

With increased air services from USA and Canada and the recent addition of a second London frequency by British Airways to Providenciales, this service provides timely international connections to this new service and allowing additional island choices for the vacation traveler to combine several Islands. It is Ideal for People to People travelers ready to visit the culture of Cuba.

The company operates a fleet of EMB-120 Brasilia (above), Twin Otter and Beech 99 aircraft connecting the Turks & Caicos to the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Puerto Rico. It operates domestic flight in the Turks & Caicos Islands and Jamaica. International services link Jamaica to the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico.

Copyright Photo: Andy Cripps/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia VQ-TBC (msn 120283) arrives at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

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InterCaribbean 11.2015 Route Map

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InterCaribbean Airways to fly between Kingston and Montego Bay in Jamaica

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InterCaribbean Airways (formerly Air Turks and Caicos) (Providenciales) has announced the introduction of new scheduled nonstop air service connecting Kingston to Montego Bay, with 16 weekly flights each way.

The flights will be operated by 30 seat Embraer 120 aircraft with onboard flight attendant starting on April 16.

InterCaribbean Airways is the national carrier of the Turks & Caicos Islands and operates a fleet of Embraer EMB-120 and Beech 99 aircraft, operating flights domestically to Grand Turk and South Caicos, in addition to International flights to Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata and Santiago in the Dominican Republic; Cap Haitien and Port Au Prince in Haiti; Kingston and Montego Bay in Jamaica; Nassau in the Bahamas; new services to Samana, Dominican Republic and San Juan, Puerto Rico begin on April 2, 2014.

InterCaribbean Airways is coming to San Juan, Puerto Rico on January 20

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Air Turks & Caicos  (formerly Interisland Airways) (Providenciales) as we recently reported, changed its name to InterCaribbean Airways.  Now the airline has announced an expanding schedule with new service connecting Providenciales to San Juan and additional flights to Kingston Jamaica, Santo Domingo and Cap Haitien.

The airline will offer the following flights starting on January 20, 2014:

Flight No Dep Arr Days Dep Time Arrival Time
PROVO TO SAN JUAN
JY291 PLS SJU Mo We Fr Su 12:45 PM 03:35 PM
SAN JUAN TO PROVIDENCIALES
JY292 SJU PLS Mo Tu Th Sa 02:10 PM 03:00 PM
PROVO TO KINGSTON
JY250 PLS KIN Mo Tu Th Sa 04:25 PM 06:05 PM
KINGSTON TO PROVIDENCIALES
JY251 KIN PLS Mo We Fr Su 10:25 AM 12:05 PM
PROVO TO SANTO DOMINGO
JY233 PLS SDQ We Fr Su 12:45 PM 0300 PM
SANTO DOMINGO TO PROVO
JY234 SDQ PLS Tu Th Sa 03:30 PM 03:45 PM
PROVO TO CAP HAITIEN
JY211 PLS CAP Daily 09:35 AM 10:25 AM
JY213 PLS CAP Mo We 03:40 PM 04:30 PM
CAP HAITIEN TO PROVIDENCIALES
JY212 CAP PLS Daily 10:55 AM 11:45 AM
JY214 CAP  PLS Mo We 05:00 PM 05:50 PM

InterCaribbean Airways is the national carrier of the Turks & Caicos Islands and operates a fleet of Embraer EMB-120 and Beech 99 aircraft operating flights domestically to Grand Turk and South Caicos and international flights to Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata, Santiago in the Dominican Republic, Cap Haitien  and Port Au Prince in Haiti, to Kingston, Jamaica and Nassau in the Bahamas and now new services starting January 20, 2014 to San Juan Puerto Rico. 

Air Turks & Caicos fleet

Photos and Images (all by InterCaribbean Airways): Above: The Air Turks & Caicos fleet will need to be repainted. Below: This drawing shows the new livery. The airline is holding a contest to name the next Embraer EMB-120.

InterCaribbean EMB-120 (13)(Drawing)(LR)

Air Turks and Caicos becomes InterCaribbean Airways

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Air Turks and Caicos (formerly Interisland Airways) (Providenciales), the national airline of Turks and Caicos Islands, has announced the changing of its name to InterCaribbean Airways.  The “interCaribbean” name was chosen to reflect the greater Pan-Caribbean expansion (especially in the Dominican Republic) of air service in the Western Caribbean in the coming months.  With this a new slogan adopted to reflect the mission…. Connecting you and the Caribbean.

For the first time, travelling between the islands of Western Caribbean may take an hour or two instead of a day or two.  For years the ability for business and leisure explorers to travel between the islands has been nearly impossible.  With the forthcoming expansion of air services, the citizens, residents and visitors will be able to travel faster and easier to create new business and leisure opportunities.

Mr. Lyndon Gardiner, the chairman of Air Turks and Caicos said “it is important for us to capture the life and the color of the Islands.  We believe our new brand and colors represent all of the Caribbean.”   Air Turks and Caicos selected design firm, Lila Design Associates, to create the development of the new brand.  “An important part of this process was to translate the airline’s vision in producing a Pan-Caribbean brand that reflects the route expansion and growth of network plans.” says Norbert Lambriex, the founding partner and creative director of Lila Design.  The lively and joyful Caribbean colors are renowned worldwide and should be recognized while our brand matures into a timeless and powerful image.   The logo represents elements of the sea, air, palm trees and flamingos.

Air Turks and Caicos is the national carrier of Turks & Caicos Islands, operating a fleet of Embraer EMB 120 and Beech 99 aircrafts, servicing flights domestically to Grand Turk and South Caicos, and International flights to Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata, Santiago in the Dominican Republic, Cap Haitien and Port Au Prince in Haiti, Kingston in Jamaica and Nassau in the Bahamas.

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