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Air Turks and Caicos Adds New Planes

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Turks & Caicos News - March 2013

Air Turks and Caicos Adds New Planes

Air Turks and Caicos has recently added two new aircraft to its fleet that will allow them to offer more flights at lower fares.

Air TC has welcomed two 15 passenger Beech 99 Airliners into their family of aircraft. The smaller crafts will allow them to increase the frequency of flights as opposed to having to consolidate them due to lessening demand.

“With the downturn in the economy, there are simply not enough people traveling to sustain domestic operations with the Embraers,” said Lyndon Gardiner, Chairman of Air Turks and Caicos. The Embraers are 30 passenger planes that require more seats to be purchased in order to stay profitable for the company.

“This allows us to increase our frequencies and reduce airfares at the same time. We are now operating a return trip between Provo and Grand Turk about every two hours,” said Gardiner. Service to Grand Turk has been increased to seven round trip flights per day while the South Caicos route, which was close to being dropped completely due to low demand, will now operate with one daily flight from Provo and Grand Turk.

Hoping to stimulate the ailing economy Gardiner has restructured the fares to $109 for round trip flights between Provo and Grand Turk and $99 round trip for South Caicos.



Written by Turks & Caicos Free Press Newspaper, March 13, 2013.