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Mercedita Airport

Mercedita Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerPuerto Rico Ports Authority
ServesPonce, Puerto Rico
LocationPonce, Puerto Rico
Elevation (29 ft)
Aircraft Operations11315
Passenger Movement207,467 (2010)
Based Aircraft33

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Mercedita Airport is a commercial airport located three miles (5 km) east of the central business district of Ponce, Puerto Rico. The airport covers 275 acre (111.3 ha) and has one runway. Passenger movement at the airport in FY 2008 was 278,911, an astounding 1,228% increase over fiscal year 2003 and the highest of all the regional airports for that 5-year period. As of November 15, 2009, negotiations were underway to transfer control of the airport from the Puerto Rico Ports Authority to the Ponce municipal government. It was inaugurated as an international airport on November 1, 1990. Mercedita is Puerto Rico's largest airport in terms of military personnel volume and the second largest in terms of military freight.

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