José Aponte de la Torre Airport

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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 typePublic
OwnerPuerto Rico Ports Authority
ServesCeiba, Puerto Rico
Elevation AMSL38 ft / 12 m
Coordinates18°14′43″N 65°38′36″W / 18.24528°N 65.64333°W / 18.24528; -65.64333Coordinates: 18°14′43″N 65°38′36″W / 18.24528°N 65.64333°W / 18.24528; -65.64333
NRR is located in Puerto Rico
Location of airport in Puerto Rico
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 11,000 3,353 Asphalt/Concrete
Sources: FAA[1] GCM[2] Google Maps[3]

José Aponte de la Torre Airport (IATA: NRR, ICAO: TJRV, FAA LID: RVR) is a public use airport owned by Puerto Rico Ports Authority and located 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Ceiba, a coastal town in Puerto Rico. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation airport.[4] 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: FAJ, ICAO: TJFA, FAA LID: X95) in Fajardo.[5] The airport is being used as a testing site for Google Loon, a project to deliver high-speed internet using hot air balloons.[6]


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]

The San Juan VORTAC (Ident: SJU) is located 23.1 nautical miles (26.6 mi; 42.8 km) west-northwest of the airport. The Roosevelt Roads TACAN (Ident: NRR) is located on the field.[7][8]

American Airlines donated an MD-82 to the Puerto Rico Aviation Maintenance Institute (PRAMI) mechanics school located at the airport,[9] which sits on closed runway 18/36.

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

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Air Flamenco Culebra, Vieques[10]
Isla Nena Air Culebra, Vieques[11]
Vieques Air Link Culebra, Vieques[12]


M&N Aviation Charter flights[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b FAA Airport Master Record for RVR (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ Airport information for José Aponte de la Torre Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ "José Aponte de la Torre Airport". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  4. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. 2010-10-04. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-27.
  5. ^ "Puerto Rico's newest airport opens on old Navy base". Associated Press via USA Today. November 24, 2008.
  6. ^ "El Nuevo Día". Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  7. ^ Roosevelt Roads TACAN
  8. ^ San Juan VORTAC
  9. ^
  10. ^ Air Flamenco
  11. ^ Isla Nena Air Services, Inc.
  12. ^ Vieques Air Link: Schedule Archived 2012-02-15 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ M&N Aviation: Services Archived 2010-04-04 at the Wayback Machine

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