Cyril E. King Airport
|Cyril E. King Airport|
|FAA airport diagram|
|Cyril E. King Airport Terminal.|
|IATA: STT – ICAO: TIST – FAA LID: STT|
|Owner||Virgin Islands Port Authority|
|Location||Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands|
|Elevation AMSL||23 ft / 7 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Cyril E. King Airport (IATA: STT, ICAO: TIST, FAA LID: STT) is a public airport located two miles (3 km) west of the central business district of Charlotte Amalie on the island of St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. It is currently the busiest airport in the United States Virgin Islands, and one of the busiest in the eastern Caribbean, servicing 1,215,000 passengers from March 2011 until February 2012. The airport also serves nearby St. John and is often used by those traveling to the British Virgin Islands.
It was known as Harry S Truman Airport until 1984, when it was renamed to honor Cyril Emmanuel King, the second elected governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands. A new airport opened in November 1990 and retained the name.
The airport operates one main runway, 7,000 ft × 150 ft (2,134 m × 46 m) long. The terminal operates 11 gates.
Facilities and aircraft
Cyril E. King Airport covers an area of 280 acres (110 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway (10/28) measuring 7,000 ft × 150 ft (2,134 m × 46 m). For the 12-month period ending September 30, 2013, the airport had 66,647 aircraft operations, an average of 183 per day: 50% air taxi, 12% scheduled commercial, 36% general aviation and 2% military. During the same period, there were 102 aircraft based at this airport: 57% multi-engine, 37% single engine, 5% helicopters and 1% ultralight.
Airlines and destinations
|Air Sunshine||Dominica-Melville Hall, Nevis, San Juan, Sint Maarten, Tortola, Virgin Gorda|
|American Airlines||Miami, New York-JFK|
|Cape Air||Saint Croix, San Juan, Tortola (begins December 16, 2013)|
|Delta Air Lines||Atlanta
Seasonal: New York-JFK
|JetBlue Airways||San Juan
|LIAT||Anguilla, Antigua, Saint Kitts, Sint Maarten|
|Seaborne Airlines||Saint Croix, San Juan, Virgin Gorda|
|Spirit Airlines||Fort Lauderdale|
|Sun Country Airlines||Seasonal: Minneapolis/Saint Paul|
|Tradewind Aviation||Saint Barthélemy|
|United Airlines||Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Newark, Washington-Dulles|
|Ameriflight (for UPS and DHL)||San Juan|
|Mountain Air Cargo (for FedEx)||San Juan|
|Air Cargo Carriers (callsign: Night Cargo. Flying for UPS and DHL)||San Juan|
|IBC Airways||Saint Croix, San Juan|
|Skyway Enterprises(callsign: Skyways. Flying for FedEx)||San Juan|
- On December 28, 1970, Trans Caribbean Airways Flight 505 made a hard landing and ran off the side of the runway. Two of the 48 passengers died in the subsequent fire.
- On April 27, 1976, American Airlines Flight 625 ran off the end of the runway, killing 37 of the 88 on board the aircraft. Following the crash, American Airlines suspended jet service to the airport, using propliners until the runway was rebuilt to its present length.
- On March 25, 1977, Douglas C-53 N692A of Island Traders was damaged beyond economic repair in a heavy landing.
- On September 17, 1989, Douglas DC-3 N4425N, Douglas C-47s N100SD, N4471J and N4577Z; and Douglas C-49J N28346 of Aero Virgin Islands; along with Douglas C-47A N101AP of Four Star Air Cargo; were damaged beyond economic repair by Hurricane Hugo.
- On December 30, 2003, Douglas DC-3C N781T of Tol-Air Services was substantially damaged when the starboard undercarriage collapsed on landing after a flight that originated at San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- On July 19, 2006, Douglas DC-3C N782T of Tol-Air Services ditched into the sea off Charlotte Amalie after an engine failure shortly after take-off from Cyril E. King Airport. All four people on board escaped as the aircraft floated for about ten minutes before sinking. The aircraft now lies in 100 feet (30 m) of water and is a dive site.
- On October 13, 2012, a Piper Aztec N5553Y departing nearby St. Croix carrying three passengers crashed approximately eight miles south of Cyril E. King Airport. There was one survivor. The cause of the crash is still being investigated, but it is believed the pilot suffered spatial disorientation, descended before he needed to, and crashed into the water.
- FAA Airport Master Record for STT ( PDF), retrieved 11/27/2008
- "N692A Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 4 August 2010.
- "N4425N Hull-loss description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
- "N100SD Hull-loss description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
- "N4471J Hull-loss description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
- "N4577Z Hull-loss description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
- "N28346 Hull-loss description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
- "N101AP Hull-loss description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
- "N781T Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 21 June 2001.
- "N782T Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
- "MIA06LA125". National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
- "Jul 2006 Gooney bird becomes latest dive site". Blue Island Divers. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cyril E. King Airport.|
- Virgin Islands Port Authority: Airport Facilities, official site
- Pictures of the Cyril E. King Airport
- (PDF), effective December 12, 2013
- FAA Terminal Procedures for STT, effective December 12, 2013
- Resources for this airport:
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