A few days after starting runway repairs at the Cyril E. King airport, airline operations were halted because of the project, according to the Virgin Islands daily news.
Last Sunday, March 21, two American Airlines flights were delayed more than eight hours, due to the repairs, the newspaper reported. (Read the full story here.)
Remember, when Public Works announced the project, it was promised all work would be done at night and no disruptions would occur.
The problem is that the repairs have taken some of the old runway out of service. An AA pilot was reluctant to make a landing on the shortened asphalt. Two other flights also had to make adjustments before takeoff; lightening their loads by reducing fuel or bumping passengers.
You can check out STT operations at this link at FlightStats.com, a site that tells you arrivals and departures for all the flights at an airport.