Puerto Rico touts $130M renovated airport terminal
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Officials in Puerto Rico have unveiled a $130 million renovated terminal at the island’s main international airport.
Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Thursday that the terminal features a new passenger inspection center, an automatized baggage handling system and food and shopping establishments.
The renovation is part of a $200 million investment that also features security upgrades.
Officials have made $24 million worth of improvements at another terminal and are spending $75 million for remodeling a third terminal expected to reopen by late 2015.
Aerostar Airport Holdings, a Mexican company, took over operations at the Luis Munoz Marin international airport in a $2.6 billion deal with the U.S. territory’s government in 2012.
The airport currently handles about 8.5 million passengers a year and is served by 31 airlines.