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 José Aponte de la Torre /
Aeropuerto internacional de Ceiba
AeropuertoJoseAponteDeLaTorre Ceiba PR.jpg
Airport entrance, July 2009
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
NRR/TJRV/RVR is located in Puerto Rico
Location of airport in Puerto Rico
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 11,000 3,353 Asphalt/Concrete
Passenger Movement 119,887

José Aponte de la Torre Airport (IATA: NRRICAO: 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] The airport is being used as a testing site for Google Loon, a project to deliver high-speed internet using hot air balloons.[4]


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] There is a mechanics school located at the airport, Puerto Rico Aviation Maintenance Institute (PRAMI). American Airlines donated an MD-82 to the mechanics school located at the airport.[5] Here are pictures of the American Airlines MD-82, which sits on closed runway 18/36. [6][7][8]

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[9]
Isla Nena Air Culebra, Vieques[10]
Vieques Air Link Culebra, Vieques[11]


Airlines Destinations
M&N Aviation Charter flights[12]

See also[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). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. 2010-10-04. 
  3. ^ "Puerto Rico's newest airport opens on old Navy base". Associated Press via USA Today. November 24, 2008. 
  4. ^ "El Nuevo Día". Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
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  9. ^ Air Flamenco
  10. ^ Isla Nena Air Services, Inc.
  11. ^ Vieques Air Link: Schedule
  12. ^ M&N Aviation: Services

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