Costa Rica Declares Sierpe Airport of Public Interest

President Laura Chinchilla declared of public interest the construction of the international airport in the South.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Declaring the airport a “national interest” can facilitate the project´s progress. reports, "The executive order is for the first phase of the project, which includes studies and processes leading to construction, be completed in 2012, so the second stage is in advanced construction phase within two years."

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New Airport in Panama

February 2013

In the district of Pedasi, Los Santos, an airfield has been inaugurated which will facilitate tourist access to the area.

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Residents of the district of Pedasi, Los Santos, stated yesterday that the construction of the new airport in the region will contribute to increasing the presence of tourists visiting the area for the white sand beaches and islands that are available.

Costa Rica: A Push for Airport Construction in the South

September 2011

The Government has discarded plans to build a 'mega-airport' between Sierpe and Palmar de Osa and is proposing a terminal to attend to charter and corporate flights.

Concern from environmentalists, because the construction would take place near the great Térraba-Sierpe marsh, along with complaints from the tourist industry about the impact on a region that lacks sufficient hotel facilities, contributed to the change in plans.

Panama's New Airport to Cost $ 60 Million

March 2011

The international airport at Cocle Province, which will begin construction in 2011, will cost about $ 60 million.

Rafael Barcenas, director of Civil Aviation, explained the new terminal will be located in the Rio Hato area, in Anton.

"We have to add to the project and discuss it with the City Council, as there are many points to discuss regarding what will happen around the airport," Barcenas told

Panama: New International Airport Proposed

July 2009

The new $44 million terminal would be located in Río Hato, taking advantage of the runway used by the U.S. Army until 1999.

This was proposed by the ex-manager of the Air Transport Authority (AAC), Zósimo Guardia, during a meeting with the Panamanian Association of Business Executives.

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