Above: Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
By the Caribbean Journal staff
The Caribbean’s newest airport terminal has debuted at San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.
Terminal B at the airport is the result of an investment by Aerostar Airport Holdings of $130 million.
The project included the rehabilitation and rehabilitation of the entire 150,000-square-foot terminal, including a new passenger inspection centre, an automated baggage handling system and 10 new aircraft boarding bridges.
The new terminal also includes seven new food and drink concessions and seven retail establishments and a bank branch.
Above: Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla at the new terminal
“It’s a pleasure to return to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport to see the progress of improvements and one of the results of the strategic plan that we have delineated to develop tourism in Puerto Rico,” Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said after a visit to the new facility. “Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is critical to the success of our strategic plan — it is the principal doorway in and out of the country.”
Aerostar, which won a bidding process in 2012 to become the private operator at Luis Muñoz Marín, soon embarked on a major expansion project.
That includes $24 million in improvements to terminal D and another $75 million planned for investment in the redevelopment of the airport’s Terminal C which is slated for completion at the end of 2015.
Aerostar’s total investment will reach around $225 million at the airport.
The terminal will eventually house United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Delta and Spirit.