Puerto Rican FBOs Report Business as Usual Post-quake

 - January 13, 2020, 5:14 PM
Copeca Jet Center, an FBO at Rafael Hernandez Airport in Aguadilla on the western side of the island reports it is fully operational following the recent earthquakes that have shaken the southwestern part of the island and disrupted water and electricity for hundreds of thousands of residents.

Despite the earthquake and substantial aftershocks that rocked Puerto Rico last week, causing widespread damage and power outages on the southwest side of the island, Copeca Jet Center, an FBO at Rafael Hernandez Airport (TJBQ) in Aguadilla reports it is fully operational. Western Aviation Service Corp., which shares the aircraft-handling duties there, confirmed that it too is conducting business as normal and that the airport has power.

TJBQ is the southernmost U.S. port of entry, with 24-hour customs available with prior notice. At 11,702 feet, it boasts one of the longest runways in the Caribbean.

After the initial quake last week, other FBOs on the island—such as Jet Aviation San Juan at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and Million Air, the lone service provider at San Juan Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport—told AIN over the weekend that operations at their respective airports and their facilities were also unaffected.