One of the most sought-after destinations in the Caribbean is getting new nonstop service from Delta this winter and spring.
According to a Delta spokesperson, the airline will begin selling direct flights from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) to Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (PLS) on Saturday, Sept. 30. It will be the first time Delta has operated the route.
The flight will operate on Saturdays only starting Jan. 20 and running through April 6, giving travelers a great winter escape or even an epic spring break getaway. It's just the latest in a flurry of brand-new, resuming, and increasing nonstop routes to the Caribbean this coming winter.
Delta will be flying a Boeing 737-800 between MSP and PLS.
The introductory pricing of the flight has not been released, but Delta says the fares will go on sale Saturday morning, Sept. 30.
This is only Delta's third route flying to Turks & Caicos, joining year-round service from Atlanta (ATL) and seasonal service from New York City (JFK). Air Canada, American, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and WestJet all operate nonstop flights to Turks & Caicos from their hubs, too.
Delta has some competition on its new Turks & Caicos route. Twin Cities-based Sun Country Airlines is already operating the MSP to PLS route on Saturdays. That's a plus for travelers, as more competition could mean cheaper fares for Twin Cities travelers looking to visit Turks & Caicos this winter and spring.
Delta has matched Sun Country's successful Caribbean routes from MSP a few times over the last few years, including nonstop flights to Belize (BZE) and Cozumel (CZM) among others. This new route is further evidence of the growing travel demand for these Caribbean hotspots from the Upper Midwest.
Delta says it will operate a brand new nonstop flight from Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (PLS) starting Jan. 20.
The flights will go on sale Saturday morning, Sept. 30.