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VIPA Opens Temporary Daily Parking Lot in Lindbergh Bay for Travelers


Temporary daily parking will be available for persons traveling via the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas starting Monday, February 20, 2023. The new temporary parking lot is located adjacent to the former Island Beachcomber Hotel. It will be open daily and can be used free of charge by people traveling via CEKA. Overnight parking is not allowed in the temporary parking lot. Parking is provided at the user’s own risk. Travelers may walk to the airport or make their own arrangements to be transported from the temporary lot to the airport.


Travelers that do not wish to use the lot are advised to arrange to be dropped off and picked up when traveling via CEKA. Public parking has been temporarily restricted at CEKA since November 2022 during the final construction phase of the airport’s new parking and transportation center.


VIPA also reminds the public of the following:


CELL PHONE LOT USAGE: VIPA also reminds the public that 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. This lot is to be used only by people picking up passengers from CEKA for no more than 15 minutes in the waiting area for prompt pick-up at the terminal. The lot may not be used for parking by airport employees.


AIRPORT TENANT AND EMPLOYEE PARKING: All airport employees are reminded that they are to continue to utilize the airport employee parking lots and shuttle service in Crown Bay. Airport tenants and employees are not authorized to park in the temporary lot, at the Cell Phone Lot, or at VIPA’s Administrative Building, or in other unauthorized areas.


BOOTS AND TOWS: Travelers and airport tenants are asked to adhere to all posted 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.


The Virgin Islands Port Authority began construction of the multi-level parking and transportation center at the King Airport in March 2021. The $20.9 million project is funded primarily via a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. Construction is expected to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2023. The parking and transportation center will provide 561 parking spaces and a designated area for all taxis and rental car agencies. VIPA expects the parking and transportation center to be completed by the end of 2023. The Authority apologizes for all inconveniences caused during the final construction phase and appreciates the public’s continued patience as the agency works to improve its airport.


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