Puerto Rico Keeps Up Air Traffic Surge

puerto rico air traffic surgeThe Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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Puerto Rico’s major airport had a very strong fourth quarter to close out the year, according to data from the Mexico-based ASUR airport group, which manages Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. 

Passenger traffic in Puerto Rico was up 18.1 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter, buoyed by a 19.1 percent jump in domestic U.S. traffic and a 9.9 percent increase in international traffic to the island. 

That represented a total of 2.376 million passengers in the fourth quarter, according to ASUR data. 

While the strong numbers came before the series of earthquakes that shook the island, Puerto Rico did manage to maintain strong numbers in January, too, according to ASUR. 

Last month, Luis Munoz Marin Airport reported 888,012 passengers, a very strong 11.4 percent increase compared to the same month in 2019. 

If it keeps that up, Puerto Rico could see one of the wider Caribbean region’s highest tourism growth rates in 2020. 

— CJ