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Cyril E. King Airport

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

CEKA Welcome Sign

The Cyril E. King International Airport (CEKA) is a public airport located at No. 70 Lindbergh Bay on the southwestern side of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands - approximately four miles east of the capital city, Charlotte Amalie.  CEKA is one of the busiest airports in the eastern Caribbean.  The airport operates 24 hours; however, the airport terminal is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.  Aircraft, rescue and firefighting services are available during that time.  The Air Traffic Control Tower operates from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

 

 

The airport covers approximately 280 acres.  The asphalt runway measures is 7,000 feet long by x 150 feet wide (2,134 x 46 meters.  The two-story terminal, which opened in Nov. 1990, measures 7,600 square feet on the first floor and has 11 gates.   The top floor measures 2,380 square feet.

 

AIRPORT STATS

IATA: STT
ICAO: TIST
FAA: STT 
 

Time Zone:
--4:00 hours from UTC/GMT Year-round, does not observe Daylight Savings Time.

Airport Type
Public

 

Elevation Above
Mean Sea Level

23 ft / 7 m 

Coordinates
1820'14.3000"N
06458'24.1000"W

Runways 
Direction: 10/28
Length: 7,000 ft/2,134 m
Width: 150 ft/46 m
Surface: Asphalt
Cyril E. King Airport Tarmac Delay Plan  
Cyril E. King Airport Master Plan Update -
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Airlines Servicing CEKA

Domestic Airlines (U.S.)
American Airlines
Direct flights from New York, Boston, Miami, and San Juan, Puerto Rico
Tel: 1-800-474-4884
Delta Air Lines
Direct flights from Atlanta, Georgia and New York, New York
Tel: 1-800-221-1212
JetBlue
Direct flights from Boston and San Juan, Puerto Rico
Tel: 1-800-532-2583
Spirit Airlines
Direct flights from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Tel: 1-801-401-2200
United Airlines
Direct flights from Chicago, Dulles and Newark
Tel: 1 (800) 864-8331
Inter-Island / Caribbean Airlines
Air Sunshine
Tel: 1-800-327-8900
Bohlke International Airways
Tel: 1-800-653-9177
Cape Air
Tel: 1-866-227-2247
Sea Flight VI
Tel: 1-340-714-3000
Seaborne Airlines, Inc.
Tel: 1-787-946-7800
Sun Country Airlines
Tel: 1-800-800-6557

 

 


History of the Cyril E. King Airport:


Governor Cyril Emmanuel KingThe United States of America purchased the US Virgin Islands in 1917.  The first airport on St. Thomas was a small
airstrip built in the 1920s in what was known as Mosquito Bay.  Mosquito Bay was dredged, filled in and re-named Lindbergh Bay.  On Jan. 22, 1928, the first passengers arrived on St. Thomas by air via the La Nina, a monoplane owned by the Aerial Express Co. of San Juan carrying its pilot and four passengers. 

The US government further developed the airstrip and re-named it Bourne Field. It served primarily as an airfield for the US Military.  The airport was turned over to the VI government after the military ceased operation in the territory after World War II.  The original airport terminal was an old military hangar constructed in the 1940s and the airport was named in honor of Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States. 

On October 3, 1984 the airport  was re-named after the late Governor Cyril Emmanuel King - the second elected governor of the US Virgin Islands.  Construction of the current airport terminal began in 1980 and was completed in October 1990. The runway was extended from 4,200 to its present 7,000 length in 1992. The Cyril E. King Airport features one of the largest deep-water, dredged runways in the Caribbean.

 

This page was last edited on 08/17/2017 03:03 PM


Virgin Islands Port Authority
8074 Lindbergh Bay
P.O. Box 301707
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands  00803-1707
Tel: (340) 774-1629  Fax: (340) 774-0025
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