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Airport Name: Mercedita Airport Airport Address: Puerto Rico 1, Ponce, Ponce 715 Main Airlines: JetBlue Airways
Mercedita Airport is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) east of the central business district of Ponce, Puerto Rico. The airport covers 270 cuerdas (approx. 262.2 acres) of land and has one runway. It was inaugurated as an international airport on 1 November 1990. Mercedita is Puerto Rico's largest airport in terms of military personnel volume and the second largest in terms of military freight. The airport is certified under part 139 of the Federal Aviation Regulations.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, there were 215,165 enplanements in fiscal year 2015-2016. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011-2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year). Mercedita was the only one of Puerto Rico's three international airports to see an increase in passenger flow in 2012. The municipality of Ponce has been attempting to gain ownership of the airport from the government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as it believes local management of the airport will help the municipal and regional economy. * Source: Wikipedia