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King Airport Reopens After Emergency Runway Repair

Incoming flights diverted and departing flights delayed due to emergency runway repair Thursday. (Source file photo)

The Cyril E. King Airport runway on St. Thomas reopened Thursday at 4 p.m. after an emergency runway repair closed the airport for almost two hours, the V.I. Port Authority announced.

The runway was closed at 2:15 p.m. for an emergency asphalt pavement repair at the runway’s midpoint. VIPA Territorial Airport Manager Jerome Sheridan said several departing flights were delayed and incoming flights to St. Thomas were diverted to nearby airports due to the temporary closure, according to the press release.

Normal airport operations have resumed at King Airport, the press release stated.

VIPA Executive Director Carlton Dowe apologized for the inconvenience but emphasized that the repair was necessary to ensure the safety of the traveling public and airport users, the release stated.

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