Henry E. Rohlsen Airport

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Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport
Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (Tower).jpg
IATA: STXICAO: TISXFAA LID: STX
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner United States Port Authority
Serves St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands
Elevation AMSL 74 ft / 23 m
Coordinates 17°42′16″N 064°48′06″W / 17.70444°N 64.80167°W / 17.70444; -64.80167Coordinates: 17°42′16″N 064°48′06″W / 17.70444°N 64.80167°W / 17.70444; -64.80167
Map
STX is located in Saint Croix,  US Virgin Islands
STX
STX
Location in Saint Croix
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 10,004 3,049 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 13,672
Based aircraft 31
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (IATA: STXICAO: TISXFAA LID: STX) is a public airport located six miles (10 km) southwest of Christiansted on the island of St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands.[1] The airport is named after Henry E. Rohlsen, a St. Croix native who was one of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II.

It is a small international airport that hosts mainly inter-Caribbean flights. The airport, which was a hub for Aero Virgin Islands in the 1970s and 1980s, has the capability to receive jets up to the size of the Boeing 747s. In 1996, Alexander Hamilton International Airport was renamed Henry E. Rohlsen Airport.

History[edit]

During World War II, the United States Army Air Forces Sixth Air Force stationed the 12th Bombardment Squadron (25th Bombardment Group) at the airport for antisubmarine patrols flying B-18 Bolo aircraft from November 8, 1941 to November 10, 1942.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Henry E. Rohlsen Airport covers an area of 1,455 acres (589 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway (10/28) measuring 10,004 ft × 150 ft (3,049 m × 46 m). For the 12-month period ending September 30, 2013, the airport had 36,287 aircraft operations, an average of 99 per day: 68% air taxi, 25% general aviation, 6% scheduled commercial and 1% military. In the same period, there were also 36 aircraft based at this airport, including 11 single-engine, 15 multi-engine, 5 jets, four military aircraft and one helicopter.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
American Airlines Miami
Cape Air Saint Thomas, San Juan, Vieques
Coastal Air Dominica-Canefield, Nevis, Sint Eustatius
JetBlue Airways San Juan
LIAT Antigua, Sint Maarten
Seaborne Airlines San Juan, Saint Thomas
Sea Flight Airlines Saint Thomas
US Airways Seasonal: Charlotte

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest from St. Croix to U.S. and its territories
(STX inbound & outbound passengers) (February 2012 – January 2013)[2]
Rank Airport Passengers Carriers
1 San Juan 77,080 American Eagle, JetBlue, Seaborne Airlines, Cape Air
2 Miami 77,060 American Airlines
3 St. Thomas 35,040 Cape Air, Seaborne Airlines, Seaflight
4 Charlotte 2,000 US Airways
5 Vieques 2,000 Cape Air, Seaborne Airlines

Cargo airlines[edit]

Airlines Destinations
DHL Express San Juan
FedEx Express San Juan
Four Star Air Cargo San Juan
UPS Airlines San Juan

Incidents[edit]

  • On July 24, 1979, Prinair Flight 610 crashed shortly after takeoff from Alexander Hamilton Airport. One crew member and seven passengers were killed.[3]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for STX (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-07-05
  2. ^ "Data Bank 28IS - T-100 and T-100(f) International Segment Data, U.S. and Foreign Air Carriers Traffic and Capacity Data - 6-Month Restricted (U.S. Point and Foreign Point): January 2012 CD". 2011. Retrieved 2012-06-30. 
  3. ^ Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network

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