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Facts and History about Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (IATA: SJU, ICAO: TJSJ, FAA LID: SJU) is the main international airport in Puerto Rico - also referred to as San Juan Airport, and formally as Isla Verde International Airport. It is five kilometers southeast of the capital city of San Juan.
It is also the busiest airport in the Caribbean region by passenger traffic. It has passenger flights to destinations throughout North America and Europe.
Established in 1929, it has two runways and covers an area of 1,600 acres with annual passenger traffic of 9.4 million in 2019. It sits 3 meters above sea level at 18°26′21″N and 066°00′07″W.
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History of Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
In 1945, discussions and consultations were conducted to determine the future of the airport. Expansion projects followed shortly at Isla Verde when the construction was approved by the Puerto Rico Planning Board in 1946.
A year later, the Port Authority of Puerto Rico assumed title to and ownership of the Isla Grande Airport.
In 1949, the first phase of construction of the Isla Verde Airport was completed. The second phase also began: paving the runway, taxiways, and platforms.
A year later, Pan American World Airways, Eastern Air Lines, Caribbean Atlantic Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, Dominican Airlines, and Flying Tigers Airline began flying passengers in and out of Puerto Rico.
In 1955, a modern Puerto Rico International Airport was inaugurated. It had a six-story passenger terminal, a control tower, a runway, a cargo building, fire and police stations, and a hotel.
Four years later, passenger jets arrived at the airport. To accommodate growing passenger traffic, expansion and improvement projects began. The old runway was also extended and a second runway was completed in 1974.
In 1985, the airport was renamed to its current name, in honor of the first governor of Puerto Rico. In 2001, the American hub saw over 60 daily mainline flights, mostly to the United States.
Between the years 2000 and 2005, major projects were initiated and completed, such as the third phase of the rehabilitation, modification, and expansion of Terminal B, and the new B/C connector.
The busiest international routes from SJU in 2015 include Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Panama City, Panama, British Virgin Islands Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Sint Maarten Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, Santiago, Dominican Republic, Bogotá, Colombia, Madrid, Spain, Toronto, Canada, and Frankfurt, Germany.
In 2021, the busiest domestic routes were Florida Orlando, Florida, New York (state) New York–JFK, New York, New Jersey Newark, New Jersey, Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Florida Miami, Florida, Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta, Georgia, Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts, Florida Tampa, Florida, and Maryland Baltimore, Maryland.
The airport complex consists of the main terminal building, with four interconnected concourses and a separate terminal with another concourse.
Transfer Services at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
The airport provides effective, safe, and efficient transportation for its customers. Transportation services to/from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) include rental cars, taxis, rideshares, shuttles, and public buses.
The nearest ferry service is 12 kilometers away at the old Catana Ferry Terminal in San Juan Pier 2. To get there, passengers can take a bus or taxi from the airport. A taxi costs approximately $20.00, while the bus costs $1.50.
Before leaving your home, know what items are allowed in your carry-on bag, what you can pack in your checked baggage, and what items are prohibited.
Planning transfer options before hitting the road will give you peace of mind.
Rental Car Services at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Several car rental companies provide transportation services at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. See and compare all rental car companies at San Juan Airport.
When you arrive, claim your luggage, and proceed to the car rental counters near the Baggage Claim area.
When ready to return your vehicle to the car rental center, drive back to the airport and follow the Rental Car Return signs as you near the terminal. Remove all personal items before turning over the rented vehicle.
Considering you still need to catch a flight, allow plenty of time for your drive to the airport. If you’re not sure where to go, give the rental company a call.
Ride Shares at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Drivers pick up and drop off passengers at the Ground Transportation Center of the airport.
Passengers can reserve rideshare by downloading the company’s app on their smartphone and coordinating directly with their driver. They can also request a ride a few days before their flight to avoid the inconvenience.
Ridesharing apps should let users verify the identity of drivers by checking out their faces, license plates, and colors.
It might help if you could ask the driver to identify himself and the name of the passenger he’s picking up. It could prevent people from impersonating drivers.
Finally, if you ever feel uncomfortable, you are not under any obligation to climb into someone’s vehicle.
Taxis at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Upon arrival at the airport, proceed to the taxi waiting area outside of the terminal. One-way fare between the airport and Downtown is about $20. If you need to travel outside the city area, please consult your driver for rates.
Passengers are advised to follow standard operations when negotiating with taxi drivers. It is customary to give the driver a tip (15-20% of the fare) for good service. More about taxis to and from San Juan Airport.
Ferries at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
The nearest ferry station to the airport is 12 kilometers away at Catana Ferry Terminal in San Juan Pier No. 2. To get there, a taxi costs $20.00 and a bus $1.50. More information about ferry services near San Juan Airport, Puerta Rico.
If you're trying to reach the airport, please refer to other modes of transportation for your convenience.
Buses at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
There are several public buses at the Ground Transportation Center of Terminals A & D. They transport passengers between the airport and key areas in San Juan.
Look for the sign "Parada" at the airport terminal grounds for your bus. The fare between the airport and Downtown is $1.50 each way. More about bus services to and from San Juan Airport.
Hotel Shuttle Services at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Many hotels in the city of San Juan, Puerta Rico provide shuttle services. Passengers may confirm with their local hotel if this is available at their accommodation. Shuttles pick up and drop off passengers at the Ground Transportation Center.
Parking at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
The airport provides comfortable parking spaces 24/7 such as Multi-Level Main Parking, Long-Term Parking, Cell Phone Waiting Lot, and Handicapped Parking/Accessible Parking. More about short and long term parking at San Juan Airport.
Other Services at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Wi-Fi at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport offers free high-speed wireless Internet service for Wi-Fi-capable devices such as laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport.
ATMs at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
There are ATMs at all terminals in this facility. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are traveling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans.
Currency Exchange at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
If you have other currency you need to exchange, you can go to the Banco Popular branch located in Santurce. For directions and additional information on the branch, please call +1 787-723-7210.
Nursing Stations at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
The Mother’s Nursing Lounge is a clean, quiet, and carpeted room with comfortable seating and a changing table. Terminal D 2nd level, LMMIA, ticketing level. Terminal B 2nd level.
Restrooms at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Accessible restrooms and regular restrooms are situated throughout the airport.
Food and Beverages at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
There are food and beverages shops throughout the airport terminals. Most food concessions operate on varying schedules.
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Smoking at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Smoking is not permitted inside the Airport. The use of e-cigarettes is also banned. Please follow smoking regulations.
Lost and Found Section at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
For items lost on the aircraft or at the gate area, please contact the respective airlines lost and found.
If you lost an item in any other area at the airport, including the security checkpoints and shuttle buses, please contact the Lost and Found Office at +1 787-253-5637.
You can also complete the Lost and Found process at any Information Center located in Terminal B from 6:00 AM – 9:30 PM.
When leaving your details for lost items(s), please include your full name, contact details, phone, email, and a description of the item(s).
The airport will keep all lost and found items for a considerable time of 90 days. After said period, the property will be deemed abandoned. Please talk to the airport representative at the counter.
Information Center at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
The main Information Center (Tel: +1 787 289 7240) is in Terminal B near the ticket desks. A tourist information office is located in Terminal C (Tel: +1 800 866 7827). A Traveler’s Aid Desk is also available on the first level of Terminal E.
Information Centers are available from 6:00 AM – 9:30 PM. Services include paging, including visual paging for the hearing impaired, language assistance, information, and passenger guidance.
Pet Relief at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
The Service Animal Relief Area is located in Terminal B, close to the boarding gate B-2, and is available 24 hours a day. The area has artificial turf, wheelchair accessible sink, a soap dispenser, and paper to wash your hands.
Animals are not permitted in the terminals at the airport unless they are in proper pet carriers or being used to assist disabled individuals.
Airline policies regarding pets vary widely. Please contact the airline before making a reservation.
Baggage Claim at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Please retrieve your luggage at your designated Baggage Claim area. Carts are available to assist passengers with any luggage or special needs.
In the case of missing items, contact your respective airline or their airline ticket counter. Passengers can also inquire from the Information Center for further assistance.
Airport Lost and Found Phone: +1 787-253-5637.
When leaving a message, include your name, email, contact phone number, and a brief description of the lost item(s).
Disabled Passengers at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
The airport is fully accessible to passengers with special needs, and wheelchairs may be taken to the gate and aircraft door.
Travelers with disabilities or medical needs who have questions about the policies or procedures at security checkpoints can call +1 787-253-2329 for assistance.
Additionally, they may notify the airline, travel agent, ticketing agent, flight attendant, or gate agent when carts, wheelchairs, or medical transportation is needed.
Things to do in Puerto Rico
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Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Contacts
Address: Av. Aeropuerto, Carolina, 00979, Puerto Rico
General Phone: +1 787-253-2329
General Email: email@example.com
Lost and Found Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lost and Found Phone: + 1 939-545-8300
Official Website: https://aeropuertosju.com/
Drive on: Right
Plug: A, B
Currency: USD, US$, $
Wi-Fi at Airport: Free Wi-Fi connection throughout the airport facility.
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