One of the busiest airports in the Caribbean is located on the island of Puerto Rico, just a quick car ride away from Loiza. Although the lack of a direct flight to Loiza may be slightly upsetting, the distance is not great enough for it to impact your vacation plans greatly.
The airport nearest Loiza is the (SJU). It opened in Isla Verde, right near San Juan, in May of 1955 and has grown to be one of the largest, most modern, and busiest airports in the Caribbean over the years. Originally, the airport consisted of an air traffic control stand, three terminals, a small parking garage, and an asphalt runway measuring 9,783 feet long. Now, there is not only an additional concrete runway (that is 8,016 feet long) and an extra terminal, but inside is a Mecca of shopping and dining for guests, as well as conference rooms that can be utilized by business professionals. Today, around 8 million passengers travel through this airport each year.
As you might expect as a major hub for air traffic in the Caribbean, international flight from around the world touchdown numerous times throughout the day.alone operates over 50 flights from this airport on a daily basis.
If you're flying from the U.S. the following chart can be useful. Not all of the flight combinations you will see listed on some of the booking engines make sense so it helps to see a summary of which airlines actually offer direct service to this airport.
|Baltimore, MD, USA||BWI||AirTran|
|Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA||FLL||AirTran, Jet Blue, Spirit Airlines|
|Jacksonville, FL, USA||JAX||Jet Blue|
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||Air Berlin, American Airlines, British Airways, WestJet|
|Orlando, FL, USA||MCO||Jet Blue|
|Tampa, FL, USA||TPA||Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines|
|West Palm Beach, FL, USA||PBI||Jet Blue|
|Windsor Locks, CT, USA||BDL||Jet Blue|
If you're going to be flying from a European city the table below is the one you need.
|Madrid, Spain||MAD||American Airlines|
Check the chart below for a listing of scheduled air service from airports in the region. Even if there aren't any flights directly from your local airport, taking a connecting flight from another airport in the Caribbean might be a viable solution.
|Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda||ANU||LIAT, Seaborne Airlines|
|Basseterre, St. Kitts||SKB||Seaborne Airlines|
|Culebra, Isla de Culebra||CPX||Air Flamenco|
|Dominica||DOM||Air Sunshine, LIAT, Seaborne Airlines|
|Dominican Republic||SDQ||Jet Blue, Seaborne Airlines|
|La Romana, Hispaniola||LRM||Seaborne Airlines|
|Mayagüez, Puerto Rico||MAZ||American Airlines, Cape Air, United Airlines|
|Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis||NEV||Air Sunshine, American Airlines, Cape Air, Seaborne Airlines, United Airlines|
|Pointe a Pitre, Grande-Terre||PTP||Seaborne Airlines|
|Puerto Rico||RVR||Air Flamenco|
|Punta Cana, Hispaniola||PUJ||Seaborne Airlines|
|Santiago De Los Caballeros, The Dominican Republic||STI||Jet Blue, Seaborne Airlines|
|Simpson Bay, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten||SXM||Air Sunshine, Jet Blue, Seaborne Airlines|
|Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda||VIJ||Air Sunshine, American Airlines, Seaborne Airlines|
|St. Croix, US Virgin Islands||STX||Jet Blue, United Airlines|
|St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands||STT||Air Sunshine, Cape Air, Jet Blue, United Airlines|
|St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||SVD||LIAT|
|The Valley, Anguilla||AXA||American Airlines, Cape Air, United Airlines|
|Vieques, Puerto Rico||VQS||Air Flamenco, Air Sunshine, American Airlines, Cape Air, Seaborne Airlines, United Airlines, Vieques Air Link|
|the BVI, British Virgin Islands||EIS||American Airlines, Cape Air, Seaborne Airlines, United Airlines, VI Airlink|
Load up the rental car and hit the road. After arriving in San Juan, your next order of business will be to rent a car for between $40 and $70(USD) a day, and drive the 30 minutes to nearby Loiza. The fastest way is to take PR 26, exiting on Autopista Roberto Sánchez Vilella, continuing on to PR 188, turning left on PR 187, then finally turning left onto Calle San Patricio. From there, you should follow more specific instructions to your accommodations.
With so many daily flights to Puerto Rico available from around the world, a trip to this island is easy to make happen. From the international airport it is just a 30 minute car ride and you've reached your final destination of Loiza. Making travel arrangements to get to this spot couldn't be any easier.
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