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Encyclopedia > Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Summary
IATA SJU ICAO TJSJ
Airport type Public
Operator Puerto Rico Ports Authority
Serves Puerto Rico
Elevation MSL 9 ft (2.7 m)
Coordinates 18° 26' 21.9" N

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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8-26 10,002 3,049 Paved
10-28 8,016 2,443 Paved
Executive Air dba American Eagle ATR-72 and American Airlines aircraft at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in April 2001


Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (located in Carolina, Puerto Rico) is the island's main international gateway, and its main connection to the mainland United States. Intra-island flights fly between Carolina and various local points of interest, including Aguadilla, Culebra, Mayagüez, Ponce and Vieques. American Eagle ATR-72 and American Airlines aircraft at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport ( San Juan, Puerto Rico) in April 2001 CREDIT: Joe Pries (photographer). ... American Eagle ATR-72 and American Airlines aircraft at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport ( San Juan, Puerto Rico) in April 2001 CREDIT: Joe Pries (photographer). ... Aguadilla is a small beach town in Northwest Puerto Rico. ... Isla Culebra (Snake Island) is an island-municipality of Puerto Rico originally called Isla Pasaje and Isla de San Idelfonso. ... Mayagüez (pronounced Mah-yah-GWEHZ) is the third largest city of Puerto Rico. ... Ponce, the second largest city in Puerto Rico outside of the San Juan metropolitan area is named after the Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León. ... Vieques is an island-municipality of Puerto Rico. ...


It is a common mistake to say that the location of the airport is in San Juan, the capital of the island, though it is nearby. San Juan is the capital city of Puerto Rico. ...


The airport serves as the Caribbean hub for American Airlines and American Eagle. The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... Note: For the arenas named after this company, see American Airlines Arena (Miami, Florida), or American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas). ... American Eagle can refer to: American Eagle Airlines American Eagle Outfitters, an American clothing retailer AMC Eagle car (also known as American Eagle) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

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History

Located in the area known as Isla Verde, the airport was, for many decades, known as Isla Verde International Airport, until 1985, when then Governor Rafael Hernández Colón decided to name it after Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rico's first democratically elected governor. Isla Verde is an area in northern Puerto Rico, located in the city of Carolina. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rafael Hernández Colón (born October 24, 1936) is a native of Ponce, Puerto Rico, who was the fourth democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico for 12 years ( 1973- 1977, 1985- 1993). ... Luis Muñoz Marín (February 18, 1898 - April 30, 1980) was a poet, journalist and politician. ... A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ...


The airport served as a Caribbean hub for Pan Am, Trans-Caribbean, Eastern Airlines, and a short lived "focus city" for TWA. It was also the hub of Puerto Rico's international airline, Prinair, from the airline's start in 1966 to 1984, when Prinair went bankrupt. In 1986, American Airlines (along with American Eagle) established a hub in the airport to compete with Eastern Airlines. In the past, the airport has been served by Mexicana, Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways, Viasa, Dominicana De Aviacion and many other important airlines. The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) was the United States principal international airline from the 1930s until its collapse in 1991, and was credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry. ... For the Chinese airline, see China Eastern Airlines. ... The Twa are a pygmy people, of short stature, who were the oldest recorded inhabitants of an area in central Africa that now comprises the nations of Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. ... Prinair was Puerto Ricos domestic and international airline for 3 decades. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Note: For the arenas named after this company, see American Airlines Arena (Miami, Florida), or American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas). ... American Eagle is a commuter subsidiary of American Airlines, operating from hubs in Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago-OHare, Miami, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, Boston-Logan, Raleigh-Durham, and San Jose. ... Mexicana de Aviación (commonly known by the shorter name Mexicana) is Mexicos second largest airline company, after Aeroméxico, and the worlds third oldest airline still using its original name, after Hollands KLM and Colombias Avianca. ... Lufthansa Boeing 737-300 Lufthansa Airbus A300-B4 Lufthansa Avro RJ85 Lufthansa (Deutsche Lufthansa AG) is the largest German airline company, headquartered in Cologne. ... Air France Boeing 747 Air France (Compagnie Nationale Air France) is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM. Before the take-over of KLM, it was essentially the national airline of France, employing over 64,000 people. ... British Airways is the largest airline of the United Kingdom. ... VIASA, an airline from Venezuela. ... Dominicana de Aviacion was the national and international airline of the Dominican Republic. ...


Various celebrities have been welcomed to Puerto Rico at this airport, including Menudo in 1981, after the group came back from touring Mexico; the boxer Félix Trinidad in 1999, after he defeated Oscar De La Hoya, and Pope John Paul II in 1984. Miss Universe 2003, Amelia Vega, held a press conference at the airport after her arrival on October of that year. This article concerns the boy band Menudo. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Félix Tito Trinidad Jr. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Oscar De La Hoya (born February 4, 1973) —nicknamed the Golden Boy— is a Mexican-American boxer who won the gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. ... His Holiness Pope John Paul II (Latin: ), born Karol Józef Wojtyła [1] (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005), reigned as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City for almost 27 years, from 16 October 1978 until his death. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Miss Universe beauty contest has been held since 1952 (not to be confused with the similar Miss World). ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Victoria Amelia Vega Polanco (born November 7, 1984), better known simply as Amelia Vega, is a Dominican Republic woman who won the Miss Universe contest on June 3, 2003. ... October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ...


Disasters

On February 15, 1970, a Dominicana de Aviacion DC-9 that was flying to Isla Verde crashed shortly after takeoff from Las Americas International Airport in Punta Caucedo, Dominican Republic, near Santo Domingo, killing everyone on board, including Puerto Rico's national women's volleyball team and Dominican Carlos Cruz, a former world boxing champion who was going to San Juan for a rematch with Carlos Ortiz. See: Dominicana DC-9 air disaster February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Douglas DC-9 is a twin-engined jet airliner, first manufactured in 1965 and, in much modified form and under a succession of different names, still in production today as the Boeing 717. ... The Las Américas International Airport (IATA code SDQ) is an international airport located in Punta Caucedo, near Santo Domingo and Boca Chica in the Dominican Republic. ... Santo Domingo, population 2,061,200 (2003), is the capital of the Dominican Republic. ... Volleyball is a popular sport where teams separated by a high net hit a ball back and forth between the teams. ... Carlos Cruz (November 4, 1937_February 15, 1970) was a boxer from the Dominican Republic. ... 2004 Armed Forces Amateur Boxing Championships, held in 2003. ... Carlos Ortiz (born September 9, Puerto Rican who was a three time world boxing champion, twice in the lightweight division and once in the Jr. ... The Dominicana de Aviacion Santo Domingo DC-9 air disaster occurred on February 15, 1970. ...


On June 24, 1972, Prinair Flight 191, which took off from Isla Verde Airport, crashed while attempting to land at Mercedita Airport in Ponce. June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Prinair Flight 191 was a Prinair (Puerto Rico International Airlines) flight from Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, to Mercedita Airport in Ponce. ... Mercedita Airport in Ponce, Puerto Rico, is a medium sized airport which is able to accept jets of any size on its runways. ... Ponce, the second largest city in Puerto Rico outside of the San Juan metropolitan area is named after the Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León. ...


On December 31 of that same year, baseball star Roberto Clemente and his companions died when their DC-3 crashed soon after takeoff from Isla Verde during a relief flight bound for Nicaragua. Neither the bodies of the victims nor the plane's wreckage were ever found. December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium in St. ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 - December 31, 1972) was a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter. ... Douglas DC-3 VH-AES at Avalon in 2003. ... Ryanair Boeing 737 taking off Take off is the phase of flight where an aircraft transitions from moving along the ground (taxiing) into the air (see flight), usually from a runway. ...


In 1983, a hijacked Alitalia DC-10 landed at this airport, under orders by the hijacker. 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alitalia - Linee Aeree Italiane is the national Italian airline company, part of the Alitalia Group. ... Biman Bangladesh Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engined long-range airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ...


In 1985, an American Airlines DC-10 taking off from Muñoz Marín to JFK International Airport in New York overran the runway and nosedived into a nearby lake. Everybody avoided injury. 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA Airport Code: JFK, ICAO Airport Code: KJFK) is the main international airport in New York City, and is one of the largest airports in the world. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ...


On May 9, 2004 an American Eagle Super ATR, flight 5401, crash-landed when of the tires popped. Twenty-six people were injured, but no fatalities. May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... American Eagle is a commuter subsidiary of American Airlines, operating from hubs in Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago-OHare, Miami, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, Boston-Logan, Raleigh-Durham, and San Jose. ... American Eagle flight 5401 was a flight between Mayagüezs Eugenio Maria de Hostos Airport and Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. ...


Terminals and airlines

The Luis Muñoz Marín Airport has three terminals: Terminal A, the Main Terminal and the American Airlines Terminal. Terminal A is currently in construction. Previously, the airport had a different layout which called the different concourses as Terminals B, C and D, but the new signing around the airport has changed this.


The Main Terminal houses Concourse B and Concourse C while the American Airlines Terminal houses Concourse D and Concourse E. All airlines except American Airlines and American Eagle check in the Main Terminal. American Airlines and American Eagle check in the American Airlines Terminal.


Terminal A

In construction...


Concourse B

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Concourse C

Copa (Compania Nacional Panamena de Aviacion, or Panamanian National Aviation Company) is the national flag airline of Panama. ... JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) is an American low-cost airline. ... Britannia, the British national personification. ... Iberia can mean: The Iberian peninsula of southwest Europe; That part of it once inhabited by the Iberians, who spoke the Iberian language. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is an American airline. ...

Concourse D

Note: For the arenas named after this company, see American Airlines Arena (Miami, Florida), or American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas). ...

Concourse E

American Eagle can refer to: American Eagle Airlines American Eagle Outfitters, an American clothing retailer AMC Eagle car (also known as American Eagle) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Note: For the arenas named after this company, see American Airlines Arena (Miami, Florida), or American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas). ...

Unknown

Air Atlanta Icelandic is a charter airline company based in Iceland. ... Air Culebra, established in 1998, is a small Puerto Rican airline company that flies out of the island of Culebra, in Puerto Rico, and the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, in San Juan. ... Air Santo Domingo is the flag carrier airline of the Dominican Republic. ... Air St. ... Condor Airlines was the name of a major German charter airline that also operated some regularly scheduled flights. ... The Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT) is a medium-sized airline, which is the flag carrier of the Leeward Islands on the Caribbean. ... Categories: Stub | Airline companies of Puerto Rico ... ©Alex Kroychik Ted is a low-cost airline operating in the United States, a subsidiary of United Airlines. ... TACA is an airline in Latin America. ... Vieques Air Link (VAL) is a small but popular Puerto Rican airline company that, just as its name says, links Vieques with Culebra and mainland Puerto Rico. ...

External links

  • Official website (http://apprportal.prpa.gobierno.pr/servlet/page?_pageid=70&_dad=portal30&_schema=PORTAL30&_type=site&_fsiteid=54&_fid=3244&_fnavbarid=1&_fnavbarsiteid=54&_fedit=0&_fmode=2&_fdisplaymode=1&_fcalledfrom=1&_fdisplayurl=) (Spanish only)
  • NWS weather observations at this airport (TJSJ) for past 48 hours (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/obhistory/TJSJ.html)
  • Check current FAA delays for this airport (http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/flyfaaindex.jsp?ARPT=SJU&p=0)
  • AirNav data for this airport (SJU) (http://www.airnav.com/airport/SJU)
  • World Aero Data on this airport (TJSJ) (http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=TJSJ)

Copyright note

Photo copyrighted by, and courtesy of, Mr. Joe Pries and his website, auctiontransportation.com


 
 

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