The Virgin Gorda International Airport is scheduled to re-open on Monday, November 25, 2019, following the completion of its annual maintenance programme and runway resurfacing.
This is according to the BVI Airports Authority which noted that maintenance will conclude on Sunday, November 24, 2019, thus paving the way for the commencement of service at 7:00 am on Monday.
Acting Managing Director, Mr Clive Smith said the programme commenced on November 18, 2019 and witnessed the entire runway strip being resurfaced with tarris to ensure a smooth and safe landing by aircraft.
He encouraged travellers to contact their respective airlines to sort out concerns with regards to flight schedules.
Sister Islands in focus
According to the Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in his 2020 Budget Speech, "Upgrade and refurbishment of the airports at Anegada and Virgin Gorda are well on track... this includes extending and paving the runway at Virgin Gorda as well as paving of the roadway," he said.
He noted that a variety of infrastructure work is also taking place in Anegada including the construction of a separate fire hall.
"These improvements will increase the BVI’s share in the global and regional tourism market, increase business for our tourism stakeholders, and support the position of the BVI as an ideal destination for conferences and training," he said.