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With the recent announcements from Virgin Atlantic and Delta on new flights and routes into Turks & Caicos, we are adding one more – Southwest Airlines announced its new and expanded schedule.

Starting June 4, 2024, the airline will launch nonstop routes between Orlando and Cancun, Grand Cayman, Nassau, Turks and Caicos, Punta Cana, and Costa Rica.  The new flights will bring Southwest’s schedule to an “all-time high” of more than 4,500 departures, according to the airline.

Southwest has recently announced plans to upgrade its onboard experience, adding USB A and USB C power ports at every seat, offering better WIFI and adding new beverages to its already long list.

“To address seasonal travel patterns and demand, the airline brings more nonstop options for Southwest Customers, including those traveling on peak days when new time-saving nonstop service complements a schedule of daily connecting or same-plane service,” the airline released in a statement.

To read the full announcement on Travel + Leisure click here.

The Minister of Tourism in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Honourable Josephine Connolly, announces the year-to-date arrival numbers for TCI.  From January to October 2023 the country recorded just over 1.2 Million arrivals.

“We are very pleased to see the increased number of visitors to the Turks and Caicos Islands by air and cruise for 2023.  The Turks and Caicos Islands is renowned for its pristine turquoise waters and white sand beaches, world-class resorts and villas, culinary diversity, cultural experiences and natural beauty, “Beauty By Nature”.  The increased visitation demonstrates the Turks and Caicos Islands’ appeal for barefoot luxury and unique experiences.

As a multi-island destination, we are also diversifying the product experience and encouraging our visitors to experience the culture, heritage and activities for day tours and/or overnight stay beyond Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos.”

The United States market remains the leading source market with 434,343 arrivals from January to October. There were 35,606 arrivals from Canada.

There were 8,541 arrivals from the United Kingdom, versus 2022 for the same period January to August 2023. The addition of Virgin Atlantic Airways, from London, Heathrow, increases the ease of travel to the Turks and Caicos Islands from the UK and Europe, with twice weekly, non-stop flights.

To read the full Magnetic Media article (Nov 24 2023) click here.

Virgin Atlantic announces that its first flight from London Heathrow to Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos Islands has landed !!

A new Caribbean destination is now available via the carrier year-round with flights twice per week until late April 2024.  Flying on both Saturday and Wednesday you can leave the UK in the morning and enjoy lunch at a beachfront restaurant on Grace Bay Beach in the early afternoon.

For more information visit the announcement on CaribJournal.