NEW FBO OPENS AT CYRIL E. KING AIRPORT
Congratulations to Standard Aviation on their official opening ceremony held yesterday. This new fix based operator is the largest in the Caribbean region and provides first-class amenities and services for private jet operators arriving at the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas. The USVI can now compete with the most lavish FBO's in the world.
VIPA Seeks to Extend the Deadline for PFC Collection at the Cyril E. King Airport
The Virgin Islands Port Authority Port Authority intends to submit a new Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Application to the Federal Aviation Administration for the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas (CEKA). VIPA currently collects $4.50 in PFCs per eligible enplaned passenger with a new estimated expiration date of July 1, 2025. The PFC collection amount remains the same in this new request. This application will ensure VIPA maintains ongoing PFC collections to fund airport terminal capital improvement projects after the current expiration date of January 1, 2021.
While the PFC will only be collected from tickets for passengers departing from CEKA, the funds collected will be used to support terminal upgrade projects at both CEKA and the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport terminals (HERA). The projects will include upgrades to the baggage handling systems and new ticketing counters in the departure and hold room areas.
Public comments may be submitted through November 2, 2020, to:
Anna Mauricia Penn
Chief Financial Officer
Virgin Islands Port Authority
Phone: 340 714-6623
For more information about how PFCs are collected and how they can be used, visit https://www.faa.com/airports/pfc/.
U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan Jr. has declared a State of Emergency in response to COVID-19. The territory is now in the "Safer at Home" Phase of its COVID-19 path to a new normal.
Text “COVID19USVI” to 888777 to receive notifications.
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Travelers are advised to be aware of a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands has implemented guidelines to keep travelers and residents healthy and safe. Learn about changes to travel, tourism, and transportation in the United States Virgin Islands at www.usviupdate.com.
AIRLINE AND SEAPORT SCHEDULES
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Administrative Building, 8074 Lindbergh Bay, St. Thomas, VI 00802, USVI
Tel: (340) 774-1629 OR (340) 778-1012
Fax: (340) 774-0025 OR (340) 778-1033