How to Reach Mayagüez by Airplane

Mayaguez is home to its own small airport

Mayagüez is home to one of Puerto Rico's domestic airports, which means tourists can save even more travel time by flying to the international airport then making a connecting flight to the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Airport.

First Stop, San Juan

The largest airport in Puerto Rico is Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) in Isla Verde just outside of San Juan. This is the major international airport, and the spot that most tourists will land in when they first fly to the island. Not only is this the most popular point of entry in Puerto Rico, but the airport serves as a major hub in the Caribbean as a whole. For this reason, over 8 million passengers pass through these terminals each year.

The airport originally opened in May of 1955, and has expanded significantly since that time. Today, the facilities include two runways (one concrete and one asphalt), four terminals, a food court, a shopping center, and a collection of conference rooms.

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
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
Rafael Hernandez Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA FLL Spirit Airlines
Orlando, FL, USA MCO Jet Blue
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport European Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Madrid, Spain MAD American Airlines

Flying to Mayagüez from the Caribbean

See the table below for a complete list of air service from other airports in the Caribbean. Even if you can't take a flight from an airport near you, a connecting flight from another Caribbean airport may be a very good solution.

Eugenio Maria de Hostos Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico SJU American Airlines, Cape Air, United Airlines
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
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
Martinique FDF 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

Next Stop, Mayaguez

Cape Air offers several flights daily from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport to the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Airport (MAZ), which is a public airport just three miles north of the business center in Mayagüez. Named for a local of great importance, the airport was once the primary gateway to Western Puerto Rico, though the opening of new airports on the island caused it to lose this title. Today, about 4,000 passengers utilize this airport each year.

Tourists also have the option of renting a car from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport and driving. The cost of a rental is between $40 and $70(USD) a day, and the trip takes between two and three hours depending on the route you take. The fastest route sees drivers take PR 26 and exit on PR 22. From there they will merge onto PR 2 West, take a left onto Calle Candelaria, a right onto Calle Pineiro, a left onto Calle Estacion, and then one final left onto Calle Eduardo Riera. At this point you'll be in the center of Mayagüez, and should follow more exact directions to your accommodations.

Be sure to look at the following chart to find out how to reach the regional air charter operators.

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location Island
Air America Main Office (787) 276-5669 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport - Isla Verde Puerto Rico
Air America Pick-up Service at STT (787) 276-5669 Cyril E King Airport - 2.9 mi. (4.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Air Sunshine at SJU (888) 879-8900 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport - Isla Verde Puerto Rico
Charter Flights Caribbean (787) 791-1240 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport - Isla Verde Puerto Rico
Fly BVI Office at SJU (284) 495-1747 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport - Isla Verde Puerto Rico
Seaplanes in Paradise (888) 842-2055 Pier 6, Old San Juan - Viejo San Juan Puerto Rico
Shoreline Aviation at STT (340) 642-3000 Cyril E King Airport - 2.9 mi. (4.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas

Although flying directly to Mayaguez is not an option, choosing air travel remains the most popular way to begin your travels to this favored destination. Planning to fly here is easier when you know where to begin your seach, and after taking in the information above, you're now better prepared to begin the process.

 

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