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BQN Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: BQN / TJBQ
Airport Name: Rafael Hernández Airport
Location: Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
GPS Coordinates: 18°29'42"N by 67°7'45"W
Area Served: Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Operator/Owner: Puerto Rico Ports Authority
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 237 feet (72 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Rafael Hernández Airport (BQN):

  • In the mid and late 1970s, the Ahrens Aircraft Corporation attempted to set up operations at former USAF industrial facilities at the airport in order to manufacture the Ahrens AR 404 regional airliner, a short takeoff and landing turboprop aircraft, with financial incentives promised by the Puerto Rican government for development.
  • Because of Rafael Hernández Airport's relatively low elevation of 237 feet, planes can take off or land at Rafael Hernández Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • Rafael Hernández Airport (BQN) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The furthest airport from Rafael Hernández Airport (BQN) is Barrow Island Airport (BWB), which is nearly antipodal to Rafael Hernández Airport (meaning Rafael Hernández Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Barrow Island Airport), and is located 12,204 miles (19,641 kilometers) away in Barrow Island, Western Australia, Australia.
  • It used to receive domestic commercial flights by Prinair as well as service from JFK International Airport in New York City with Capitol Air, and 707 passenger flights from Miami with Southeast Airlines.
  • The capacity of the airport and its role as the main gateway to Porta del Sol has led local officials to take the position that the airport is extremely undeserved in a region which accounts for one third of Puerto Rico's total population, with the mayor of the Aguadilla asking for the airport to be transferred to the city on several occasions.
  • The south side of the airport is the largest portion of the airport, but is currently undeveloped.
  • Due to the success of service, Spirit Airlines has increased their frequency to daily to/from Ft.
  • The closest airport to Rafael Hernández Airport (BQN) is Eugenio María de Hostos Airport (MAZ), which is located only 17 miles (27 kilometers) S of BQN.

Map of Nearest Airports from Rafael Hernández Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Rafael Hernández Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
116.59 miles (26.70 km) SEugenio María de Hostos Airport (MAZ)Mayagüez, Puerto RicoView Eugenio María de Hostos Airport on a map View satellite image of Eugenio María de Hostos Airport Set MAZ as destination Airport Get more information about Eugenio María de Hostos Airport
229.90 miles (48.12 km) EAntonio (Nery) Juarbe Pol Airport (ARE)Arecibo, Puerto RicoView Antonio (Nery) Juarbe Pol Airport on a map View satellite image of Antonio (Nery) Juarbe Pol Airport Set ARE as destination Airport Get more information about Antonio (Nery) Juarbe Pol Airport
350.12 miles (80.66 km) SEMercedita Airport (PSE)Ponce, Puerto RicoView Mercedita Airport on a map View satellite image of Mercedita Airport Set PSE as destination Airport Get more information about Mercedita Airport
454.89 miles (88.33 km) EDorado Airport (DDP)Dorado, Puerto RicoView Dorado Airport on a map View satellite image of Dorado Airport Set DDP as destination Airport Get more information about Dorado Airport
567.62 miles (108.83 km) EFernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport (SIG)San Juan, Puerto RicoView Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport on a map View satellite image of Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport Set SIG as destination Airport Get more information about Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport
673.99 miles (119.08 km) ELuis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU)San Juan, Puerto RicoView Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport on a map View satellite image of Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Set SJU as destination Airport Get more information about Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
780.24 miles (129.13 km) WPunta Cana International Airport (PUJ)Punta Cana, Dominican RepublicView Punta Cana International Airport on a map View satellite image of Punta Cana International Airport Set PUJ as destination Airport Get more information about Punta Cana International Airport
890.57 miles (145.76 km) ESEHumacao Airport (HUC)Humacao, Puerto Rico, United StatesView Humacao Airport on a map View satellite image of Humacao Airport Set HUC as destination Airport Get more information about Humacao Airport
997.07 miles (156.22 km) EDiego Jiménez Torres Airport (FAJ)Fajardo, Puerto Rico, United StatesView Diego Jiménez Torres Airport on a map View satellite image of Diego Jiménez Torres Airport Set FAJ as destination Airport Get more information about Diego Jiménez Torres Airport
10110.15 miles (177.27 km) ESEAntonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport (VQS)Vieques, Puerto Rico, United StatesView Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport on a map View satellite image of Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport Set VQS as destination Airport Get more information about Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport
11116.80 miles (187.97 km) WLa Romana International Airport (LRM)La Romana, Dominican RepublicView La Romana International Airport on a map View satellite image of La Romana International Airport Set LRM as destination Airport Get more information about La Romana International Airport
12120.30 miles (193.61 km) EBenjamín Rivera Noriega Airport (CPX)Isla de Culebra, Puerto RicoView Benjamín Rivera Noriega Airport on a map View satellite image of Benjamín Rivera Noriega Airport Set CPX as destination Airport Get more information about Benjamín Rivera Noriega Airport
13141.76 miles (228.14 km) ECyril E. King Airport (STT)Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, United States Virgin IslandsView Cyril E. King Airport on a map View satellite image of Cyril E. King Airport Set STT as destination Airport Get more information about Cyril E. King Airport
14143.88 miles (231.55 km) ECharlotte Amalie Harbor Seaplane Base (SPB)Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin IslandsView Charlotte Amalie Harbor Seaplane Base on a map View satellite image of Charlotte Amalie Harbor Seaplane Base Set SPB as destination Airport Get more information about Charlotte Amalie Harbor Seaplane Base
15158.07 miles (254.39 km) WNWArroyo Barril Airport (EPS)Samaná, Dominican RepublicView Arroyo Barril Airport on a map View satellite image of Arroyo Barril Airport Set EPS as destination Airport Get more information about Arroyo Barril Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Rafael Hernández Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Rafael Hernández Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,204.40 miles (19,641.03 km) SWBarrow Island Airport (BWB)Barrow Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Barrow Island Airport on a map View satellite image of Barrow Island Airport Set BWB as destination Airport Get more information about Barrow Island Airport
212,166.56 miles (19,580.14 km) SSWRAAF Learmonth (LEA)Exmouth, Western Australia, AustraliaView RAAF Learmonth on a map View satellite image of RAAF Learmonth Set LEA as destination Airport Get more information about RAAF Learmonth
312,140.18 miles (19,537.67 km) WSWKarratha Airport (KTA)Karratha / Dampier, Western Australia, AustraliaView Karratha Airport on a map View satellite image of Karratha Airport Set KTA as destination Airport Get more information about Karratha Airport
412,046.32 miles (19,386.63 km) SWCoolawanyah Station Airport (COY)Coolawanyah Station, Western Australia, AustraliaView Coolawanyah Station Airport on a map View satellite image of Coolawanyah Station Airport Set COY as destination Airport Get more information about Coolawanyah Station Airport
512,039.89 miles (19,376.28 km) WSWPort Hedland International Airport (PHE)Port Hedland, Western Australia, AustraliaView Port Hedland International Airport on a map View satellite image of Port Hedland International Airport Set PHE as destination Airport Get more information about Port Hedland International Airport
612,027.15 miles (19,355.77 km) SWSolomon Airport (SLJ)Karijini National Park, Western Australia, AustraliaView Solomon Airport on a map View satellite image of Solomon Airport Set SLJ as destination Airport Get more information about Solomon Airport
712,000.14 miles (19,312.30 km) SWTom Price Airport (TPR)Tom Price, Western Australia, AustraliaView Tom Price Airport on a map View satellite image of Tom Price Airport Set TPR as destination Airport Get more information about Tom Price Airport
811,992.61 miles (19,300.19 km) SCarnarvon Airport (CVQ)Carnarvon, Western Australia, AustraliaView Carnarvon Airport on a map View satellite image of Carnarvon Airport Set CVQ as destination Airport Get more information about Carnarvon Airport
911,985.78 miles (19,289.20 km) SWParaburdoo Airport (PBO)Paraburdoo, Western Australia, AustraliaView Paraburdoo Airport on a map View satellite image of Paraburdoo Airport Set PBO as destination Airport Get more information about Paraburdoo Airport
1011,944.60 miles (19,222.93 km) SWCoondewanna Airport (CJF)Coondewanna, Western Australia, AustraliaView Coondewanna Airport on a map View satellite image of Coondewanna Airport Set CJF as destination Airport Get more information about Coondewanna Airport
1111,937.74 miles (19,211.88 km) SWBarimunya Airport (BYP)Barimunya, Western Australia, AustraliaView Barimunya Airport on a map View satellite image of Barimunya Airport Set BYP as destination Airport Get more information about Barimunya Airport
1211,923.64 miles (19,189.18 km) SShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Shark Bay Airport Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport
1311,875.06 miles (19,111.01 km) SWNewman Airport (ZNE)Newman, Western Australia, AustraliaView Newman Airport on a map View satellite image of Newman Airport Set ZNE as destination Airport Get more information about Newman Airport
1411,821.62 miles (19,025.00 km) WBroome International Airport (BME)Broome, Western Australia, AustraliaView Broome International Airport on a map View satellite image of Broome International Airport Set BME as destination Airport Get more information about Broome International Airport
1511,795.28 miles (18,982.62 km) SKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map View satellite image of Kalbarri Airport Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport