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Henry E. Rohlsen Airport

St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

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The Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (HERA) is located about six miles southwest of Christiansted on St. Croix. HERA is served by two major domestic carriers, and also receives daily inter-island flights as well as cargo and military aircraft.

The airport terminal is open from 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.  Aircraft, rescue and firefighting services are available during that time. The Air Traffic Control Tower operates from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.   The runway is open 24 hours. 

The two-story terminal is 181,000 square feet and has 10 gates. The airport encompasses 1,455 acres which includes an asphalt runway measuring 10,004 x 150 feet.  Construction of the present terminal and expansion of the runway from 7,600 to 10,000 feet were completed in 2002.


HERA Terminal





Time Zone:
-4:00 hours from UTC/GMT Year-round, does not observe Daylight Savings Time

Airport Type



Elevation Above
Mean Sea Level

74 ft / 23 m 


Direction: 10/28
Length: 10,004 ft/3,049 m
Width: 150 ft/46 m
Surface: Asphalt
Henry E. Rohlsen Airport Tarmac Delay Plan



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Airlines Servicing HERA

Domestic Airlines (U.S.)
American Airlines
Direct flights from Miami and San Juan
Tel: 1-800-474-4884
Delta Air Lines
Direct flights from Atlanta
Tel: 1-800-221-1212
Daily, year-round service to San Juan, Puerto Rico
Inter-Island / Caribbean Airlines
Leeward Islands Airways, LIAT (1974)Ltd.
Tel: 1-340-774-2313
Air Sunshine
Tel: 1-800-327-8900
Cape Air
Tel: 1-866-227-2247
Coastal Air Transport, Inc.
Tel: 1-340-773-2721
Hummingbird Air
Tel: 1-340-775-3571
Tel: 1-340-773-3571
Island Airline
Tel: 1-340-344-3900
Sea Flight VI
Tel: 1-340-714-3000
Seaborne Airlines, Inc.
Tel: 1-787-946-7800
Vieques Air Link
Tel: 1-888-901-9247




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History of the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport

Henry E. RohlsenPrior to the construction of the airport, the United States Army Air Forces Sixth Air Force stationed the 12th Bombardment Squadron (25th Bombardment Group) at an airfield in the area called Benedict Field for antisubmarine patrols flying B-18 Bolo aircraft from November 8, 1941 to November 10, 1942.  A public airport terminal was built in Sept.1948 and named in honor of Alexander Hamilton - an American statesman and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

The airport was renamed by the VI Legislature in 1996 in honor of Virgin Islands aviator Henry Ernst Rohlsen (born on St. John, USVI) who was one of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, and the first black fighter pilot in the 99th squadron of the United States Air Corps.  Rohlsen served as chairman and president of the National Airlines of Ecuador.  He served two terms as a member of the Virgin Islands Legislature from 1945 through 1948, and as the Administrator for the island of St. Croix from 1969 to 1973.  As president of the Caribbean Development Company from 1977 to 1979, Rohlsen is also heralded as the pioneer of the cruise port in Frederiksted, St. Croix (the Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility).

The Rohlsen Airport's terminal was expanded and completely renovated by the VI Port Authority in 2000, and the runway was extended from 7,600 feet to 10,004 feet in 2002.

This page was last edited on 08/17/2017 03:28 PM

Virgin Islands Port Authority
8074 Lindbergh Bay
P.O. Box 301707
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands  00803-1707
Tel: (340) 774-1629  Fax: (340) 774-0025
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