Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport

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Coordinates: 18°26′22″N 066°00′07″W / 18.43944°N 66.00194°W / 18.43944; -66.00194

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (IATA: SJUICAO: TJSJFAA LID: SJU) is a joint civil-military public airport located in Carolina, Puerto Rico, three miles (five kilometers) southeast of San Juan. Over 4 million passengers board a plane at the airport per year according to FAA reports (4.6 million in 2008 [2]). It is owned and managed by the Puerto Rico Ports Authority.

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History

The airport opened on May 22, 1955. Located in the area known as Isla Verde, the airport was for many decades known as Isla Verde International Airport, until 1985, when then Governor Rafael Hernández Colón decided to name it after Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rico's first democratically elected governor.[citation needed]

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