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Passengers Required to Arrive Three Hours before Flights from SJU

By on March 23, 2016

SAN JUAN—Passengers slated will take flights departing from the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Carolina (airport code: SJU) in the coming days will have to arrive at the airport three hours before scheduled departures due to increased security measures, Nelman Nevárez, a manager at SJU operator Aerostar Airport Holdings, said on Wednesday.

The tighter surveillance at SJU came about after terrorists carried out attacks in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday morning. Nevárez said management has increases preventive rounds at the airport, as well as registrations at security points.

The Belgium terrorist attack, which killed at least 31 people and left dozens injured, took place at Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station in Brussels. The Islamic State jihadist group has claimed responsibility for the tragic event.

“The flow of passengers [through SJU] during this week will be substantial,” Nevárez noted. “Such an increase, combined with the additional security, has made it necessary for passengers to arrive three hours beforehand.”

Under normal circumstances, passengers are required to arrive at least two hours before departure time.

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