Airfare to Puerto Rico
Finding discount airfare to Puerto Rico should be relatively easy. The island’s main airport is Aeropuerto Internacional Luis MuÃ±oz MarÃn (code: SJU) in the capital of San Juan. This is the main Caribbean hub for several airlines, which helps make this one of the most competitively priced destinations in the region, as far as airfare goes.
Airfare to Puerto Rico tends to be lower than for many of the other nearby islands, partly because many nearby islands require a stop and plane change in Puerto Rico in order to reach them.
Nonstop flights to Puerto Rico
More good news on getting a good deal on Puerto Rico airfare comes from the fact there are many nonstop flights from most larger cities in the United States and Canada, and also from London, Paris, and Madrid. All this competition means airlines have to keep their Puerto Rico airfare prices low in order to fill the planes. Of course, during the busiest time of year in the weeks around Christmas and New Years, ticket prices can be high so if you are looking to travel during that period it’s advisable to book way in advance.
Which airlines have flights to Puerto Rico?
Unlike most of the other Caribbean islands, nearly every major carrier in North American has flights to Puerto Rico directly from their main US hubs. Jet Blue and American Trans Air are two of the major discount carriers that fly directly into Puerto Rico, and their prices tend to be the same as the airfare offered by most of the major carriers. If you aren’t seeing any reasonable fares you should definitely check out those carriers.
Fly to other airports in Puerto Rico
The main airport is by far the largest and busiest in the country, but there are also international airports elsewhere that also have direct flights from some larger foreign cities. You can fly directly into Aguadilla (code: BQN) or Ponce (code: PSE) from the New York City area, and sometimes this can offer a discount on your airfare.
Saving money on your flight to Puerto Rico
Many trips to the Caribbean are part of one-week packages, and Puerto Rico is no exception. Check for flights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the lowest airfare prices. Book early – Some places have prices that go up and down, but in the Caribbean prices rarely come down except during the off season.
For more information on Puerto Rico, check out BootsnAll’s Puerto Rico Travel Guide.