The allure of the Turks and Caicos Islands has attracted a new airline company to these shores, when Frontier Airlines made its inaugural flight to the Providenciales International Airport on Sunday, December 19.
The low-cost carrier will operate weekly scheduled between Orlando and Providenciales. It was also learnt that Frontier Airlines plans to add more flights to the Providenciales route…those flights are expected to come from New Jersey and Miami. It is, however, not clear when those flights will begin.
The airlines’ emergence into the Turks and Caicos Islands was greeted by several government officials, including Minister of Tourism Hon. Josephine Connolly, Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance and Trade Hon. E. Jay Saunders, and Members of Parliament Hon. Otis Morris, Hon. Shaun Malcolm, Hon. Matthew Stubbs, Hon. Kyle Knowles, and Hon. Randy Howell.
The flight was also met by other movers and shakers in the tourism industry, including Director of Tourism, Pamela Ewing and President of the Turks and Caicos Islands Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA), Trevor Musgrove, who is also the Turks and Caicos Real Estate Association’s (TCREA) ambassador.
Connolly was elated that another air carrier brand has decided to add the Turks and Caicos Islands to their roster. She pointed out that her government would ensure that the newly forged relations be long-lasting and fruitful.
Ewing was also elated with the new flight addition. She said the flight will give tourists connections into other areas of the United States, as well as locals an additional airlift choice.
“I think it is exciting that they have convened service to Turks and Caicos. Their flight from Orlando is just the first of three flights they are planning to do. They are also planning to do a flight from New Jersey, as well as from Miami.
“I would say at the very least that a lot of local families would be very happy for that because it would give them easier access to Orlando and would be able to take their families to Disney World…that’s the first thing I would say.
“But clearly, we are hopeful that that flight would be very helpful to persons connecting to the various sections of the U.S., particularly the southwest and those areas. So, I think this is exciting, it is great that they started the flight, and for Turks and Caicos, as we develop, and we see more flights are coming in,” she said.
Frontier Airlines has been recently making a bold foray into the Caribbean region. Even in the face of COVID-19, it has been adding flights across various markets.