Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is a joint civil-military international airport named for Puerto Rico's first democratically elected governor. It is owned by the Puerto Rico Ports Authority.
SJU airport is located in suburban Carolina, Puerto Rico, three miles (five kilometers) southeast of San Juan. It covers 1,600 acres (647 ha) of land.
Airport Stats & Facts
- San Juan Airport is the busiest airport in the Caribbean region by passenger traffic.
- Over 4 million passengers board a plane at the airport per year according to the Federal Aviation Administration, making it the 48th busiest airport overseen by a said federal agency.
- SJU is the second international airport to be privatized in the United States or its territories.
Airport Traveling Tips
- Luis Marín Airport recommends that the passenger arrive two hours before domestic flights and three hours before for international flights. But for specific recommendations contact your airline.
- To ensure a hassle-free check-in process, passengers should pack carry-on luggage in a suitable manner, have a photo ID ready, and read all the airline guidelines properly prior to arriving at the airport.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- Passengers can be picked up and dropped off outside the terminal, and remember no stopping or unattended vehicles are allowed.
- Visitors waiting for arriving passengers can use the Cell Phone Lot that offers temporary parking of up to 45 minutes at no cost. The driver must remain in the vehicle and for no reason should it be left unattended. In case of violation and/or exceeding the established time, the vehicles will be removed with a tow truck.
- For arriving flights: Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for the Saj Juan Marín Airport.
- For departing flights: Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays.
- To get the best fares, book a flight at SJU here.
SJU Marín Airport has one main terminal building with four concourses and a separate terminal with one concourse. However, all terminals are connected. The letters are used for the concourses and the numbers used for the airlines' departure areas in Terminals B, C, and D, Terminal A having its own ticketing area.
Terminal A was opened in June 2012. As of November 2019, JetBlue uses all gates at this terminal.
Terminal B (Concourse)
Terminal B reopened after a $130 million renovation in December 2014.
Terminal C (Concourse)
Terminal C reopened from its $55 million renovations in March 2016. The letter designation for Terminal C was discontinued, and the concourse was instead added as an extension to Terminal B. The Terminal B extension was later changed back to Terminal C.
Terminal D (Concourse)
Terminal D is used for small aircraft operators such as Cape Air and formerly LIAT. The terminal was previously occupied by American Airlines and later both British Airways and Iberia.
Terminal E (Concourse)
Terminal E is currently unused and undergoing renovations.
Various airlines served at San Juan Airport include Air Century, Air Sunshine, Frontier Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, and more.
View the full list of airlines served at SJU here.
Luis Marin San Juan Airport parking is open 24-hours. So feel free to leave your car for several days. For your convenience, the parking garage has payment machines on the first and second level near the elevators.
First 15 minutes - Free
15 to first hour - $5
Passed the first hour until the second hour - $7.50
From second to third hour - $9.75
From third to fourth hour - $12
From fourth to fifth hour - $14.25
Additional hour or fraction - $2.75
First 24 hours - $26.75
Next 24 hours - $18
Lost ticket - $26.75
Passengers can choose among several options for ground transportation, after arriving at the airport. The various options include car rentals, buses, airport shuttles, etc. Also, many passengers opt for ride services like Lyft, Uber, and Taxis.
Luis Muñoz Marín Airport has several car rental companies. Passengers can either rent the car once they get off the plane or in advance through the company's websites. Some of the renowned providers include Alamo, Avis, Hertz, etc.
Taxis and Shuttles
Dozens of taxis and shuttles are available at the exits to offer passengers top-quality transportation under-regulated and approved rates.
There are 3 bus stops on the airport 2nd level (Departure level) at terminals A, D, and E.
Amenities & Services
To help you have a great stay, Luis Muñoz Marín Airport provides visitors with different amenities and services including:
- Stores, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Restaurants, cafes, and bars.
- Shoeshine stations.
- Jet Set Salon.
- The Global Lounge.
Address: Lindbergh Street 64, San Juan, PR 00907, USA
Phone: (787) 253 2329
Luis Muñoz Marín Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- In 1945, it was determined that the site would be Isla Verde (Carolina), to make the airport a metropolitan facility.
- Construction was approved by the Puerto Rico Planning Board in 1946, and the project began in 1947.
- In 1949, the first phase of construction of the Isla Verde Airport was completed.
- On May 22, 1955, the Puerto Rico International Airport was inaugurated.
- On February 18, 1985, the Governor of Puerto Rico, Rafael Hernández Colón, converted the project to Senate Number 1, officially designating the international airport under the name of Luis Muñoz Marín.
- Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Puerto Rico's main international gateway and its main connection to the mainland United States.
- In 2008, the airport received major upgrades, including a new terminal (Terminal A), pavement and expansions, new light systems, and more.