Tourists visiting Patillas are fortunate that there is an airport available for their use, small it may be. This helps to cut their travel time significantly for those who are willing to spend a little extra in order to have more time to explore.
When you arrive in San Juan" (SJU), which is actually located in Isla Verde. The airport is publicly owned, but privately operated, which technically makes it one of the only private international airports in the region. It opened over half a century ago in May of 1955., your first destination will be the "
Over time, the airport has grown, both in terms of traffic and in size. These days, with its two runways and four terminals, the airport welcomes over 8 million passengers annually, and can handle any jumbo jet that comes its way. Other amenities at the airport include conference rooms, a shopping center, and a food court.
If you're flying from the United States the following table can be useful. Not all of the options you will see displayed on some websites are logical choices so it helps to see which airlines actually provide 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'll be traveling from across the Atlantic this chart is relevant.
|Madrid, Spain||MAD||American Airlines|
See below for scheduled air service from other airports in the Caribbean. If there are no flights directly from your favorite airport, taking a connecting flight from another regional airport might prove to be a great option.
|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|
As you can see, flights are available from around the world, including the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean multiple times a day.
A little over 2,000 planes arrive and depart from theeach year, the vast majority of which are air charters and cargo planes flying to and from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. The airport is a small one with asphalt runways that measures 2,000 feet long and is said to be fair condition.
Tourists may prefer to drive to Patillas rather than fly and save money, especially if they are traveling in a larger group. The cost of a rental car is $40 to $70(USD) a day, while a plane ticket can cost around $100(USD) per person. The trip takes about an hour and a half and takes you south of San Juan, utilizing PR 26, PR 22, PR 53, and PR 3.
Once you arrive in Patillas, you can follow signs to your accommodations, or follow explicit directions given to your by the front desk. Knowing what it takes to get to Patillas, you'll now have an easier, maybe even quicker time, making your travel arrangements.
The following table indicates how to reach one of the regional air charter services.
|(787) 276-5669||Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport - Isla Verde||Puerto Rico|
|(888) 879-8900||Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport - Isla Verde||Puerto Rico|
|(787) 791-1240||Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport - Isla Verde||Puerto Rico|
|(284) 495-1747||Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport - Isla Verde||Puerto Rico|
|(284) 495-1747||Cyril E King Airport - 2.9 mi. (4.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|(888) 842-2055||Pier 6, Old San Juan - Viejo San Juan||Puerto Rico|
|(340) 642-3000||Cyril E King Airport - 2.9 mi. (4.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
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