After being closed for months because of malfunctioning fire services vehicle, the Taddy Bay Airport on Virgin Gorda has once again been forced to close because of a similar issue.
The BVI Airport Authority (BVIAA) made that announcement in a media release on Monday, August 12, notifying the public that the Virgin Gorda airport would be closed “until further notice”.
“The closure was due to an operational issue with the rescue and fire-fighting services vehicle. All efforts are being made to rectify the problem and to ensure that air service to the airport is resumed as soon as possible,” the BVIAA stated.
It was only recently that a new fire truck was placed at the Virgin Gorda-based facility.
The airport had received the new truck for its reopening back in November 2018.
Prior to that date, the airport remained closed for seven months because it’s original fire truck experienced a malfunction.
As for this latest 2019 closure, the BVIAA is advising persons travelling to and from Virgin Gorda by air to “contact their airline representatives for alternate arrangements”.
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