Press Release

Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration
BVI Airports Authority
Release Date:
Friday, 20 April 2018 - 5:22pm

The BVI Airports Authority hereby update and advise that the Taddy Bay Airport, Virgin Gorda will be temporarily closed at sunset Saturday, April 21, 2018 in an effort to maintain compliance with both local and international safety practices. The reason for this closure is to facilitate maintenance on, or replacement of the airport’s fire tender.

Recently, there has been a series of operational complications surrounding the fire tender which developed primarily after hurricane Irma. These complications have today entered the serious and critical category and as a result we are forced to take the proactive approach to suspend all aircraft operations at the airport.

It is imperative that we ensure that all our airports are operating in accordance with local and international regulatory standards and are safe at all times.

We do apologise to the travelling public and others who utilise the airport and trust that you will bear with us as we seek to have a fully functioning fire tender in operation as quickly as possible. We are exploring all options in an effort to restore operations quickly with our motto in mind: Safety is our number #1 priority.

Persons travelling to and from Virgin Gorda by air are encouraged to contact their airline representative for alternate arrangements. Travellers also have the option of flying to the TB Lettsome International Airport and take any of the reliable ferry services from Trellis Bay Beef Island or from Road Harbour to Virgin Gorda.

The BVI Airports Authority apologises for any inconvenience caused due to the temporary suspension of operations at the Airport. We are doing our very best to ensure that regular and safe air operations return to Virgin Gorda in the near future. We will provide a further update on the re-opening of the Taddy Bay Airport in Virgin Gorda as soon as information becomes available.