Cape Air Flight Landed Safely at King Airport After In-flight Bird Strike
AIRPORTS P3 PROJECT
The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) is embarking on an exciting new Public Private Partnership (P3) project modernizing and enhancing the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (HERA) on St. Croix and the Cyril E. King Airport (CEKA) on St. Thomas. This project, which will involve the redevelopment of HERA and CEKA airports, is a P3 project that will bring state-of-the-art amenities, private investment, efficient airport operations, and long-term maintenance plans to these two important assets. Visit our project website for more information:
VIPA Airports P3 Community Meetings
Enighed Pond Community Park
VIPA has engaged the residents of St. John to develop ideas and a concept for a multi-purpose facility for community gatherings and cultural events on St. John. The park will be built on VIPA-owned land at Enighed Pond in Cruz Bay. The Legislature of the Virgin Islands appropriated $400,000 for the design via Act No. 8473.
September 8, 2022 Townhall Videos: Part 1 and Part 2
February 9, 2022 Townhall Video and PowerPoint Presentation
SOLICITING FOR A HOTEL DEVELOPER
VIPA is soliciting a Request for Qualifications to demolish, lease & build a hotel on approximately 1.9163 acres of land at Parcel Nos. 70-X, 70-T, 70-T-1 and 80-U Estate Lindberg Bay, St. Thomas, #USVI
Submit responses: http://viportbids.ionwave.net.
Deadline: 12 June 2023 @ 4 pm AST
CYRIL E. KING AIRPORT, ST. THOMAS
No Overnight Parking Available Due to the Ongoing Construction
The Virgin Islands Port Authority began construction of a new, multi-level Parking and Transportation Center at the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas in March 2021. The new parking garage will provide over 550 parking spaces and a designated area for taxis and rental car agencies. This $29.1 million project is funded primarily via a $20 million U.S. Economic Development Authority grant, with the remainder funded by the Virgin Islands Port Authority.
Anticipated Completion Schedule
Half of the Parking and Transportation Center should be completed and open to the public by the end of Summer 2023, with full completion of the Parking and Transportation Center expected by the second quarter of the calendar year 2024.
Parking Restrictions and Pick-Up Waiting Areas
There is temporarily NO parking space at the Cyril E. King Airport. Residents are encouraged to arrange to be dropped off and picked up at the airport terminal when traveling.
Free daily parking is available adjacent to the former Island Beachcomber hotel at Lindbergh Bay Beach. Overnight parking is NOT allowed at this parking lot.
A Cell Phone Parking Lot is provided as a pick-up area near the Lindbergh Bay Water Park. Daily and overnight parking are not allowed at the Cell Phone Lot.
Daily and overnight parking is not allowed at the VIPA Administrative Building parking lot.
Travelers and airport tenants are asked to adhere to all parking signs posted. Violators will be booted and towed by VIPA’s police. All towed vehicles will be secured at the King Airport’s North Ramp and can be recovered after paying the $200 boot removal and towing fee. For inquiries regarding booted vehicles, the public may contact the CEKA Police Precinct at (340) 774-1629 ext. 6690 or (340) 714-6690.