Although you'll pass another airport along the way in nearby Arecibo, the path to Quebradillas for most tourists will have them land at the intentional airport in San Juan, then drive west until they reach their destination.
Puerto Rico's major international airport is the Isla Verde near San Juan. The airport is a publicly owned facility, though it is privately managed to Aerostar Airport Holdings, which gives it the advantage of being one of the only technically private international airports in the region. The partnership has been successful in running and expanding the airport for over 40 years, making Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport the airport it is today.(SJU) which is located in
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport opened on May 22, 1955 in order to provide a new option for international airplanes which were growing larger and larger each year. At that time, the airport had one 9,783 foot long asphalt runway, an air traffic control tower, three terminals, and a small passenger waiting area. Today, there is an additional terminal, an extra concrete runway measuring 8,016 feet long, a shopping center, a food court, and several conference rooms.
This airport is a major hub for air travel in the Caribbean, which makes it easy for tourists from around the world to find a flight from a major airport near their home town.
If you'll be flying from the U.S. the following chart can be useful. Online services may not recognize the most logical options so it's useful to see a summary of which airlines actually fly direct to this location.
|Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA||FLL||Spirit Airlines|
|Orlando, FL, USA||MCO||Jet Blue|
|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|
|Madrid, Spain||MAD||American 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|
|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|
A rental car will get you to Quebradillas in between 60 and 90 minutes after you've arrived in San Juan. The cost of a rental is between $40 and $70(USD), and while the price of gas fluctuates daily, it is typically less expensive than the average price in the United States. After leaving the airport, you'll travel west on PR 26 exiting to PR 22 before Arecibo, then taking PR 2 west.
Another option is to fly with local airlineto the (ARE) in Arecibo. From there, they will drive for about 30 to 45 minutes to reach Quebradillas. Because the flights typically cost more than $100(USD) a person and only cut the driving time in half, most tourists choose to skip this extra step.
It doesn't take long to get to Quebradillas after arriving in San Juan, so tourists should not be discouraged by the fact that there is no direct path to this town. Think of the drive as a sightseeing adventure and it will make the whole process a much more enjoyable one.
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