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PUBLIC NOTICE: VIPA Seeks to Extend the Deadline for PFC Collection at the Cyril E. King Airport

Updated: Oct 30, 2020

Revised 30 Oct 2020 to extend comments submission date from November 2, 2020 to November 9, 2020.

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 9, 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

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