Connecting the Caribbean

Chris Kjelgaard reports on interCaribbean Airways’ efforts to grow a hub in the Turks and Caicos Islands providing convenient connections between many Caribbean countries – and on interCaribbean’s relief-flying and networkrebuilding activities in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria


EMB 120RT Brasilias on the hard stand ahead of the next flight.
All photos interCaribbean Airways

It might seem unlikely that an air taxi company operating a single Cessna light aircraft for on-demand services linking the three airports in the Turks and Caicos Islands could grow to become a vitally important regional carrier linking most countries in the northern, western and eastern parts of the Caribbean region. But in the space of 25 years a carrier that began flight operations on February 6, 1992 as InterIsland Airways and has subsequently seen two name changes – first to Air Turks and Caicos in 2003 and then in 2013 to interCaribbean Airways – has done just that.

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