The runway at the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas reopened today at 1 p.m. and normal operations have resumed. The Virgin Islands Port Authority announced this morning that the airport’s runway was temporarily closed at 9:30 a.m. to facilitate the removal of a disabled private aircraft with the tail number N44GF. The aircraft had a flat tire and was unable to taxi off the airport’s sole runway. The aircraft was removed, and the runway was reopened after inspections were completed.
VIPA advises travelers to contact their airlines directly for flight updates, and thanks the traveling public for their patience during this incident.