Puerto Rico’s San Juan Airport Keeps Booming

old san juan buildingA colorful historic building in Puerto Rico's capital of San Juan. Air arrivals numbers have been surging in Puerto Rico in 2019, according to the latest numbers.
By

Puerto Rico’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan continues to boom, according to the latest numbers released by Mexico-based parent company ASUR. 

San Juan’s primary air hub reported 526,761 passengers in September, which represented a sizable 8.4 percent increase over the same period in 2018. 

That was buoyed by an 8.6 percent jump in domestic traffic from within the United States, and a 7 percent jump in international traffic. 

For the year, Puerto Rico’s biggest airport is reporting an 11.2 percent increase in passenger traffic, and a total of 7.07 million passengers through the first nine months of 2019. 

It’s another strong sign for Puerto Rico’s crucial tourism sector. 

What’s not yet clear is how the island’s hotel occupancy has fared so far this year. 

Puerto Rico tourism officials could not be reached for comment. 

— CJ