San Juan Munoz International Airport SJU
serves the Island & Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and its capital city San Juan. It is the busiest airport within the Caribbeans and the most important one of Puerto Rico. Its new operator is Aerostar Holdings LLP (equally owned by ASUR & Highstar Capital IV).
San Juan Airport is not only the final destination for many travelers, but is also a transfer hub for flights from the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe and Canada, whose passengers continue to other Airports within Puerto Rico or to other Caribbean island destinations.
Note that Puerto Rico adheres to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) (EST +1; GMT -4) year-round!
SJU Airport is located in the town of Carolina, 9 miles/ 14 km southeast of the San Juan, Quick access to the City's financial district of Hato Rey is offered via the Teodoro Moscoso Bridge over the Bay. Motorway Pr-17 connects to major highway Pr-26 Baldorioty de Castro Expressway - which (to the west) passes Isla Verde, Ocean Park & Condado sectors which are tourist areas, into Old San Juan.
With two long runways and 7.6M passengers in 2016, Luis Munoz Marin Airport is used as Caribbean hub by Air Sunshine & Cape Air, and as Focus city for JetBlue Airways, and is served by many airlines offering direct or connecting flights to all points of the globe. JetBlue is currently the Airport's major airline.
1. American Eagle, a major carrier to the Caribbean islands via turboprop planes, does not go directly to the other islands, but only via its hub at San Juan Munoz Airport.
2. When transferring from Munoz Airport to another Caribbean island keep in mind that turboprop aircraft need adjust according to the weather, and 'flying around' the weather may take considerably longer (possibly leaving you waiting at Munoz for your connection for a long time).
The on-Airport Best Western San Juan Airport Hotel
(tel. 787-791-1700 /fax 1248) - 'steps from American Arlines counter' - on level 2 of Terminal D - offers a business center.
San Juan Munoz International Airport has 4 terminals TB - TE.
Future Airport Developments:
The new Airport operator Aerostar Holdings intends to turn Munos Airport into a world-class airport and pledged considerable changes. While renovated/ Concourse C opened in March 2016 - A new Federal Inspection Service area at Terminal A should now beeen completed.