Puerto Rico is a beautiful Caribbean island filled with natural wonders. It has more than 300 miles of beaches with green, vegetation-rich mountains serving as a spectacular backdrop. You can drive from the beach to the city to mountain regions within 20 minutes, making it an easy place to see a lot in a short amount of time.
No wonder travel agencies are a-buzz with travelers eager to know more about flying to Puerto Rico and enjoying an all inclusive vacation.
Flying into Puerto Rico is Easy and Convenient
The skies above Puerto Rico are a busy scene most of the time what with 30 airports and numerous local and international airlines plying the popular San Juan route. San Juan is home to Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport. It is the principal gateway for air traffic to Puerto Rico. There are other public airports on the island, located in Aguadilla, Ponce, Miramar, and Viequez.
Airline Services in Puerto Rico
American Airlines and American Eagle are two of the most popular airlines on the island. They have made the San Juan their regional hub, and combined, they account for over 100 flights a day between Puerto Rico, the U.S. and the Caribbean.
Domestic flights that can fly you to and from the metropolitan capital San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport:
- Air Sunshine
- Air Tran (Southwest)
- American Airlines & American Eagle
- Cape Air
- Delta Airlines
- Jet Blue
- Seabourne Airlines
- Spirit Airlines
- United Airlines
- US Airways
International airlines with flights to San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport:
To give you an idea on how long the flights are, listed below are travel times from major U.S. cities:
- Miami: 2 ½ hrs.
- Atlanta: 3 hrs. 15 min.
- New York: 3 hrs. 15 min.
- Washington, DC: 3 ½ hrs.
- Chicago: 4 ½ hrs.
- Dallas: 4 ½ hrs.
- Los Angeles: 7 ½ hrs.
If you are planning to fly to Puerto Rico, don’t expect the hassles of flying to many Caribbean destinations. The airport is clean and organized with food courts and shopping. Flights to and from San Juan run twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Living Tip: Be prepared on your flight leaving Puerto Rico to run your baggage through the scanner BEFORE you reach security or get in line for check-in.
Enjoy Puerto Rico!