by STAFF WRITER
January 8, 2022
TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Jan. 8, CMC – The operating hours at the Terrence B Lettsome International Airport has been reduced due to the impact of the pandemic on some members of staff .
In a announcement earlier this week, the BVIAA implemented the changes that will remain in effect for the coming weeks.
The authority said the change, that took effect on Wednesday, means that the daily operational hours at the airport will now be 7:30 am (local time) to 7:30 pm until further notice.
According to the release, the airport will operate on a ‘Prior Permission Required’ basis through to January 11.
During this time, the airport will close for two half-hour periods from 9 am to 9:30 am and 6 pm to 6:30 pm.
“Due to this closure, no services will be provided to the airports in Anegada and Virgin Gorda during this period,” the BVIAA stated.
It further said that the Acting Managing Director of the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) Keith Flax is assuring the traveling public that, “the BVI Airports Authority stands committed with the Government of the Virgin Islands as it exerts all efforts to manage and bring under control the number of staff afflicted by the virus”.
“Further, he apologises for any inconvenience caused and thanks to the traveling public for its continued cooperation in ensuring that Safety, which is our number-one priority is at all times maintained,” it added.
Meanwhile, according to the Ministry of Health, there are currently 601 active reported cases of COVID-19 in the territory.
As a result, many government agencies and departments have been moving their services online for short periods to deal with the positive cases reported within their ranks.