I have had the pleasure of checking out Lufthansa TechnikÂ (akaÂ MRO – maintenance services) in both Frankfurt and more recently in Hamburg.Â I was curious aboutÂ why they were starting operations in at Rafael HernÃ¡ndez AirportÂ (BQN) in Puerto Rico, which is about two hours west of San Juan.
The schedule for celebration included a concert on the evening of Halloween and a less formal event the next day, with a visit from Puerto Rico’sÂ Governor Alejandro GarcÃa Padilla. The Lufthansa Orchestra was part of both days and they donâ€™t just play for any ol’ event. In fact,Â this was the first time they have played outside of Europe.
Why was this so important? I wasnâ€™t exactly sure beforeÂ my trip, but afterÂ talking to quite a few people and seeing the facility myself, I was impressed with the positive impact the new operationÂ would have on aviation in the region and even more so, the people of Puerto Rico.