Rafael Hernández Airport

Rafael Hernandez Airport

Rafael Hernández Airport is a joint civil-military airport located in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. It is Puerto Rico’s second largest international airport in terms of passenger movement, and is located in the Porta del Sol tourist region on the west coast of the island. The airport is also home to Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen and the Caribbean Branch of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations.

The airport was originally built as Ramey Air Force Base in 1942, and was closed in 1971. It was converted into a civilian airport in 1974, and was named after Rafael Hernández Marín, a Puerto Rican composer.

General Information about Rafael Hernández Airport

The following table is an overview of BQN Airport indicated below:

AirportRafael Hernández International Airport
Airport TypePublic
OwnerPuerto Rico Ports Authority
ServesAguadilla, Puerto Rico
Hub forAmeriflight
Rafael Hernández Airport CodeBQN
Rafael Hernández Airport Terminals1
BQN Airport Runway1
BQN Airport Coordinates18°29′42″N 067°07′46″W
Rafael Hernández Airport AddressFVW7+5Q3, Hangar Rd, Aguadilla, 00603, Puerto Rico
Official Phone Number+1 787-890-6075
Elevation237 ft / 72 m

Rafael Hernández Airport Code

Rafael Hernández Airport is BQN. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of the airport Rafael Hernández. 


Rafael Hernández Airport Map

The Rafael Hernández Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Rafael Hernández Airport Runway

Rafael Hernández Airport (BQN) features a single state-of-the-art runway: 

NameLength (mtr)Length (ft)Surface

Rafael Hernández Airport Terminal

Rafael Hernández Airport has only one terminal at Rafael Hernández Airport (BQN) in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The terminal has both domestic and international gates.

Nearest Airports to Rafael Hernández Airport

Some of the closest airports to BQN Airport are:

  • Eugenio María de Hostos Airport – 34 km
  • Mercedita Airport – 127 km
  • Punta Cana International Airport – 130 km
  • Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport – 138 km
  • Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport – 177 km
  • La Romana International Airport – 188 km
  • Benjamín Rivera Noriega Airport – 194 km
  • Cyril E. King Airport – 228 km
  • Charlotte Amalie Harbor Seaplane Base – 231 km

Airlines Operating from Rafael Hernández Airport (BQN)

The following airlines operate from Rafael Hernández Airport:

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