José Aponte de la Torre Airport

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For the similarly nicknamed airport in La Ceiba, Honduras, see Golosón International Airport.
José Aponte de la Torre Airport
Aeropuerto internacional de Ceiba
AeropuertoJoseAponteDeLaTorre Ceiba PR.jpg
Airport entrance, July 2009
IATA: NRRICAO: TJRVFAA LID: RVR
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Puerto Rico Ports Authority
Serves Ceiba, Puerto Rico
Elevation AMSL 38 ft / 12 m
Coordinates 18°14′43″N 065°38′36″W / 18.24528°N 65.64333°W / 18.24528; -65.64333Coordinates: 18°14′43″N 065°38′36″W / 18.24528°N 65.64333°W / 18.24528; -65.64333
Map
NRR/TJRV/RVR is located in Puerto Rico
NRR/TJRV/RVR
NRR/TJRV/RVR
Location of airport in Puerto Rico
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 11,000 3,353 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics
Passenger Movement 119,887
Sources: Federal Aviation Administration[1]
Passengers from the Puerto Rico Ports Authority

José Aponte de la Torre Airport (ICAO: TJRVFAA LID: RVR) is a public use airport owned by Puerto Rico Ports Authority and located 2 NM (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) from the central business district of Ceiba, a town in Puerto Rico.[1] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation airport.[2] The airport also offers scheduled passenger service via three commercial airlines to the islands of Vieques and Culebra, Puerto Rico.

The airport opened in November 2008 on the site of the former Roosevelt Roads Naval Station, replacing the Diego Jiménez Torres Airport (IATA: FAJICAO: TJFAFAA LID: X95) in Fajardo.[3]

Facilities[edit]

José Aponte de la Torre Airport covers an area of 1,646 acres (666 ha) at an elevation of 38 ft (12 m) above mean sea level. It has one operating runway designated 7/25 with asphalt and concrete surface measuring 11,000 ft × 150 ft (3,353 m × 46 m). There is also a closed runway designated 18/36 which measures 5,800 ft × 100 ft (1,768 m × 30 m).[1]

Aerial view of the former US Naval Air Station Roosevelt Roads, 1994.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service at this airport:

Airlines Destinations
Air Flamenco Culebra, Vieques[4]
Isla Nena Air Culebra, Vieques[5]
Vieques Air Link Vieques[6]

Charter[edit]

Airlines Destinations
M&N Aviation Charter flights[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for RVR (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB)". National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Puerto Rico's newest airport opens on old Navy base". Associated Press via USA Today. November 24, 2008. 
  4. ^ Air Flamenco
  5. ^ Isla Nena Air Services, Inc.
  6. ^ Vieques Air Link: Schedule
  7. ^ M&N Aviation: Services

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