interCaribbean Airways Ltd. was founded as InterIsland Airways Charter Services in 1991.
In 2003 the Turks and Caicos Government started a push toward regional and international development and it seemed the time had come for the Turks and Caicos to have its own airline. A scheduled license was applied for and granted, and thus began an ambitious expansion project that involved adding international destinations and acquiring larger and faster aircraft. The company re-branded to become Air Turks & Caicos to serve key international destinations, with daily scheduled flights to cities in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Bahamas and Puerto Rico.
Currently we operates six 30 passenger Embraer 120 aircraft with equipped with lavatories, a galley and flight attendant service, 2 x Beech 99 aircraft , 1 x 9 passenger Britten Norman Islander, along with a King Air 200 aircraft and Cessna 401. Returning back into the fleet is the Twin Otter aircraft expected to join in December 2015.
About The Founder.
Chairman, Mr. Lyndon R. Gardiner was born on North Caicos in 1967, as the 4th of six children, Lyndon Gardiner learned from his maternal grandfather, a fisherman by trade and a legislator for most of his life, that goal achievement requires unwavering determination and dedication. After spending the first ten years of his business career in finance,he decided to follow the example of his two older brothers and went to Ft. Lauderdale to attend flight school.
He purchased his first plane in 1991 and started providing an informal but popular on-demand air taxi service that he called InterIsland Airways. In those nearly unregulated days of flying in the Turks and Caicos, he was often called out in the middle of the night to fly Medevac flights after having put in a full day. He felt a strong obligation to assist, as a Medevac flight flown by his long-time friend, the late Howard Hamilton, saved his own life after a devastating motorcycle accident on Grand Turk that broke his legs.
By 1999 Gardiner had acquired a small fleet and was running a full-fledged charter service. Realizing that his true potential lay in business, not flying, he left the piloting to others and concentrated on growing his fledgling airline. By 2004, having added several more companies to his portfolio, he had gained widespread recognition for his efforts and was named Businessman of the Year.
In 2013 after operating for 10 years as Air Turks & Caicos, the company re-branded from Air Turks & Caicos to interCaribbean Airways to embrace new opportunities across the Caribbean. See the Brand Page to learn about our new brand.