Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is a joint civil-military international airport named for Puerto Rico’s first democratically elected governor and located in suburban Carolina, Puerto Rico, three miles southeast of San Juan. It is the busiest airport in the Caribbean region by passenger traffic.
The Luis Muñoz Marín airport is named after the first governor elected by the Puerto Rican people. Muñoz Marín, who was also a writer and senator, worked together with the United States government to achieve a Constitution for Puerto Rico that would create favorable conditions so that the island could achieve both economic and political progress.
The airport that bears his name has been the Caribbean hub for airlines such as Pan Am, Trans Caribbean Airways, Eastern Air Lines and was, for a short time, a main airport for TWA. It was also the hub for Puerto Rico’s first international airline, Prinair, from its inception in 1966 until its demise in 1984. In 1986 American Airlines made San Juan one of its main airports in the Caribbean. Today, the airport is home to dozens of major airlines and is managed by Aerostar Airport Holdings LLC.