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Virgin Gorda Airport

Virgin Gorda Airport
Airport type Public
Operator BVIAA
Serves Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda
Location British Virgin Islands
Elevation AMSL 14 ft / 4 m
VIJ is located in British Virgin Islands
Location in the British Virgin Islands
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 945 3,100 Dirt
Source: DAFIF[1]

Virgin Gorda Airport (ICAO: TUPW) is an airport on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. The airport is owned and operated by the Government of the VI (UK). The government purchased the airport from Little Dix Bay Resort for $2.9 million in 2005. The runway at the airport was an unpaved sand and gravel airstrip for many years.

In January, 2010 the airport was closed for major construction work.[2] It reopened in December, 2010 as an Uncertificated Airport with Limitations and Restrictions put in place by the ASSI regulatory agency. It is currently restricted to a small handful of airlines that must be fully approved by both ASSI and the FAA to operate at the field.


  • Airlines and destinations 1
    • Charter 1.1
    • Cargo Airlines 1.2
  • References 2
    • Bibliography 2.1

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Sunshine Saint Thomas, San Juan, Sint Maarten,Nevis
Cape Air San Juan
Seaborne Airlines San Juan

Historically, Virgin Gorda was served in the past by American Eagle with this service being operated by Executive Airlines on behalf of American Airlines from San Juan (SJU). This regional air carrier became a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines and flew CASA 212-200 twin turboprop aircraft into the airport. Sunaire flying as Eastern Express [3][4] on behalf of Eastern Airlines served Virgin Gorda as well. This wholly owned subsidiary of Metro Airlines operated de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter STOL (short take off and landing) turboprop aircraft.


Airlines Destinations
Air Sunshine Saint Croix, Saint Thomas, San Juan, Vieques,all other destinations via St.Thomas or San Juan .
Island Birds

Cargo Airlines

|Air Sunshine| Saint Thomas, San Juan,St.Croix,Anguilla, Nevis, Dominica


  1. ^ Airport information for Virgin Gorda Airport at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  2. ^ Gay Nagle Myers (April 6, 2010). "Virgin Gorda Airport could reopen in November". Travel Weekly. Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
  3. ^
  4. ^


  • Virgin Gorda Airport on Air Sunshine

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