Benjamin Rivera Noriega Airport is a public airport located on the island of Culebra in Puerto Rico. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011-2015, which categorised it as a general aviation airport. However the airport does offer scheduled passenger services even with commercial services. Airlines that travel to the airport include Air Culebra, Air Flamenco, Cape Air, Isla Nena Air, and Vieques Air Link. Destinations from the airport include San Juan, Ceiba, and Vieques. Benjamin Rivera Noriega Airport is owned and operated by the Puerto Rico Ports Authority. The Puerto Rico Ports Authority is a government-owned corporation of Puerto Rico that is charged with developing, operating, and overseeing all seaports and airports in Puerto Rico.
Benjamin Rivera Noriega Airport covers an area of 15 acres at an elevation of 49 feet or 15 metres above mean sea level. It has one terminal that handles all departure and arrival services, which peaked at around 75,964 (passengers) in 2008.
Services and Facilities
Apart from the terminal, the airport has one runway designated 13/31 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,600 by 50 feet. The airport is noted for the mountain at the approach end of the runway to the north, which makes it hard for jet aircraft and airlines. The approach though, ironically, is considered “good practise” for pilots before flying to Saint Barthelemy Airport.