San Juan Luis Munoz (SJU) Airport
San Juan Luis Munoz SJU Airport Overview
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 a yearly passenger count of 8 million, 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 connected terminals B, C, D & E and a separate Terminal A.
Future Airport Developments: The new Airport operator Aerostar Holdings intends to turn Munos Airport into a world-class airport and pledged that considerable changes will be apparent within the next three years (up to 2016). Already the current terminal has been renovated and a third terminal is to be completed by 2015.