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 1,403,000 passengers from July 2015 until June 2016. The airport also serves nearby St. John and is often used by those traveling to the British Virgin Islands.
Although passports are not required for U.S. citizens who are visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands, all passengers bound for the United States and Puerto Rico must pass through U.S. Customs and Border Protection screening before boarding their flight. Private planes can either use CBP Preclearance or arrive in the United States as an international arrival.
The airport operates one main runway, 7,000 ft × 150 ft (2,134 m × 46 m) long. The terminal operates 11 gates.
Facilities & 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, 2015, the airport had 65,407 aircraft operations, an average of 179 per day: 58% air taxi, 14% scheduled commercial, 27% general aviation and 1% military. During the same period, there were 98 aircraft based at this airport: 59% multi-engine, 35% single engine, 3% helicopters, 2% jet engine and 1% ultralight. There is also one flight school at the airport, Ace Flight Center. The St. Thomas Jet Center, on the north side of the runway, handles private aviation.
The two story terminal has 11 gates in two departure areas. The main section serves flights bound for the United States and Puerto Rico. It contains a restaurant and bar, gift shop, and duty-free store. Three smaller departure lounges serve international and St. Croix departures.
Arriving passengers from the United States and Puerto Rico over the age of 18 are greeted with complementary samples of Cruzan Rum.
Airlines & Destinations
Air Sunshine Anguilla, Dominica-Douglas–Charles, Nevis, San Juan, St. Maarten, Tortola, Virgin Gorda
American Airlines Charlotte, Miami, New York-JFK
Cape Air Saint Croix, San Juan
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Boston (begins February 18, 2017), New York-JFK
Hummingbird Air Dominica–Douglas–Charles, Nevis, Saint Croix, Saint Kitts
JetBlue Airways Boston, San Juan
LIAT Antigua, St. Maarten (ends June 14, 2017)
Seaborne Airlines Saint Croix, San Juan
Sea Flight Airlines Saint Croix
Spirit Airlines Fort Lauderdale
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Minneapolis/Saint Paul
Tradewind Aviation Saint Barthélemy
United Airlines Seasonal: Chicago-O’Hare, Houston-Intercontinental, Newark, Washington-Dulles