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One of the most significant airports in Puerto Rico, the Mercedita Airport is the main airport that serves the city of Ponce. Located 6 kilometers from the central business district of Ponce, at the Barrio Vayas, this airport is the largest one in the country in terms of military personnel and 2nd largest in terms of freight for the military. The airport covers an area of 262.2 hectares, has one runway and was inaugurated as an international airport in November 1, 1990.
Its current operator is the Puerto Rico Ports Authority and only has one commercial airline operating, which is the Jet Blue Airways, that takes passengers to and from New York City and Orlando in Florida, USA, with seven international flights each week. The airport currently does not have any flights for domestic destinations.
The beginnings of the Mercedita Airport began in 1939 when a modest aerodome was constructed to serve as the airborne irrigation for the sugarcane fields that filled the Ponce area. It was owned by Destileria Seralles, where the owner, Juan Seralles named his plantation after his wife Mercedes. Thus, the airport was named after the name of the plantation, which was Hacienda Mercedita. Then governor of Puerto Rico Rafael Hernandez honored Mercedes Seralles by unveiling her portrait at the airport in December of 1992 to commemorate her.
The airport was also used as a military airport during the 2nd World War and was only used for civilians in 1965. Several improvements were made such as the runway extension in 1992 to accommodate American Airline’s flights to and from Miami.
The airport only has one runway, which is 6,904 feet long and 150 feet wide. The currency used at the airport is the US dollar, but there are no currency exchange services so you’d have to go to the city centre to look for one.
The airport has the B52 Café and Sports Bar where you can have a snack with their choices of light snacks, sandwiches and coffee – good for passengers who are waiting for their flight.
The airport also has a modest Duty Free shop but items are very limited. There’s also free WiFi inside the passenger terminal.
There are no ATMs at the airport which means you have to get to the city to avail of such service. There are also no hotels inside the airport but there are a few ones that are near to the airport, such as the Melia Hotel and the Hilton Ponce Golf and Casino Resort, both of which are less than 4 kilometers away.
There are also no buses that stop at the terminal so the primary mode of transportation to get to and from the airport is by private car, taxi, or car rental. You can book your car rental ahead of time with companies Avis or Hertz, who can arrange to deliver your car at the airport. The city centre is only 10 minutes away so which is easily accessible.