San Juan Luis Munoz (SJU) Airport
San Juan Luis Munoz SJU Airport Overview
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 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, leaving you waiting at Munoz for your connectiona 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.
Parking options at SJU Airport include the multi-level Parking Garage (which is surrounded by the passenger terminal, and is open 24/7; and the Long-term parking lot with 2,000 spaces.
A celll phone lot (free for 45 mins) is in front of Terminal A's arrivals (at right side of the road) - stay with your car until your party calls you to be picked up at the curb.
Rental car counters for major rental agencies are located in Concourses, and courtesy phones are in the Arrivals area.
Future Airport Developments: The new Airport operator Aerostar Holdings intends to make Munos Airport into a world-class airport and pledged that considerable changes will be apparent within the next three years (up to 2016).
A new baggage handling system in Terminals B & C is to be operational November 2014.