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Founded as InterIsland Airways by Lyndon Gardiner with a single small Cessna aircraft operating on-demand charters.,
In 2003 the Turks and Caicos Government started a push toward international development and it seemed the time had come for the Turks and Caicos to have its own international airline. 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 scheduled flights to cities in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and The Bahamas.
After operating for 10 years as Air Turks & Caicos, the company re-branded to become interCaribbean Airways to embrace new opportunities across the Caribbean with inter island flights, tying together many other countries with travel unrelated to. Since that time the number of cities across the Caribbean has doubled in providing air service to more cities than any other airline in the region.
Launch of Cacique Rewards – the company own frequent flyer scheme.
in the years since the company has expanded its core routes to daily flights, creating a connective hub in Providenciales, launching a hub in Tortola, and a focus city in Santo Domingo, to connect all corners of the Caribbean over these cities, enabling Caribbean Citizens and visitors to easily connect to another island.
interCaribbean launches jet service
In 2019 interCaribbean joins the jet age with the addition of 50 seat Embraer ERJ145 aircraft allowing the introduction of longer faster flights across the Caribbean.
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Currently we operate 2 x ERJ145 50 passenger jets, ten x 30 seat Embraer 120 aircraft with equipped with lavatories, a galley and flight attendant service as well as a 9 seat Britten Norman Islander. 2 additional ERJ145 aircraft have been acquired and preparing for entry into service, alongside a new fleet type of ATR aircraft to shortly enter service. ATwin Otter long a part of the company history will remain in service through the end of December 2021.
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 early 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. The company has continued to grow year on year realizing ever-increasing passenger numbers, cities served and interline airline partners for which the company works with.