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Airports

Ownership

What rules govern the ownership of airports (both public and private)?

The BVI Airports Authority owns and operates the three airports and various helipads within the British Virgin Islands.

Operation

What is the authorisation procedure for the operation of airports?

The operation of airports is overseen by the BVI Airports Authority.

What ongoing operating requirements apply (including obligations relating to safety, security and facilities maintenance)?

The ongoing operating requirements that apply are those considered necessary by the BVI Airports Authority.

Airport charges

What airport charges apply and how are they regulated?

Fees are set by the BVI Airports Authority under the Airports Act 2003.

Access

What regulations govern access to airports?

Regulations made under the Airports Act may govern access to airports.

Slot allocation

What regime governs the allocation of airport slots (including slot transfer, revocation and disputes)?

N/A.

Ground handling

How are ground handling services regulated?

These will be subject to such regulations promulgated under the Airports Act.

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