The Virgin Islands Port Authority has reported that the Air Traffic Control Tower at the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas was re-opened today at 4 p.m. The tower was temporarily closed today due to a staffing shortage but is now open and operating. American Airlines was the only airline that reported a cancellation, with AA Flight 1461 from Miami to St. Thomas cancelled today.
About the Virgin Islands Port Authority
The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) is an autonomous, self-sustaining government agency established in 1969 as the owner and manager of the United States Virgin Island’s airports and seaports. VIPA operates 14 seaports, two airports, and surrounding properties. It is a critical arm of the USVI’s economy that facilitates travel and commerce and fosters tourism and economic growth via its port activities. VIPA’s mandate is to develop and maintain the ports of the USVI to accommodate the current and future demands of our users and to provide safe port facilities. Learn more about VIPA at www.viport.com, and follow us on Facebook or Twitter.