Avfuel (Booth E89) this week is welcoming Blue Heron Aviation, one of two service providers at Providenciales International Airport in the British West Indies’ Turks and Caicos Islands, as the latest FBO to join its branded dealer network.
Under private ownership since it opened in 2014, the facility, located midfield on the south side of the runway, features a modern 6,800-sq-ft terminal offering a passenger lounge, conference room, high-speed Wi-Fi, crew lounge, snooze rooms, concierge, catering, coffee and ice, foreign newspapers, dish and linen cleaning service, and 12 acres of ramp space which can accommodate aircraft up to a Boeing 757.
The location also provides a streamlined customs process with a private entrance to the onsite facility. Arriving guests can be processed within minutes of landing, with much of the paperwork completed in advance, while departing passengers can drive directly to their waiting aircraft, bypassing the terminal entirely if desired, although complementary refreshments await within.
“Part of what I love about this job is meeting people from around the world,” said Roger Murphy, the facility’s general manager. “We frequently serve traffic from all across the globe, particularly Europe and North America, and have a keen sense of their unique needs. Being a part of connecting these differing cultures with the culture of island life is rewarding, and we aim to make that connection as seamless as possible from customs to concierge and everywhere in between.”