Works at Juan Santamaria Airport Completed

The Costa Rican airport has now capacity to handle 3 million passengers a year.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Carlos Plass, chief executive of airport operator, Aeris Holding Costa Rica, spoke of expansion work, indicating that airline counters increased by 30% (from 58 to 78), immigration from12 seats to 28 and security check points doubled.

El Financiero´s web site reports, "In total, the airport now has 33,000 square meters, of which Aeris built about 11,500 in a year, while Alterra did 12,500 from 2001 through 2009."

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Costa Rica: Airport Expands Aircraft Parking Area

February 2011

The redevelopment of the parking area for large aircraft is scheduled for completion in late March.

Currently, large aircraft must park at the end of the runway and from there passengers are brought in on buses to the terminal.

Aeris, administrator of the Juan Santamaria International Airport, said it seeks to reduce travel times for passengers.

Works at Costa Rican International Airport to Finish in November

July 2010

Five and a half years later than planned, in November the expansion of Juan Santamaría airport will finally come to an end.

At this time the terminal will boast nine new embarkation bridges, five gates to the remote terminal and 4,920 square meters of additional boarding lounge space.

Aeris Holding is the New Name of Alterra Partners

December 2009

The operator of International Airport Juan Santamaría changed its name to Aeris Holdings.

The announcement was made by Carlos Plass, Aeris' new executive director in a press release: "... the new partners not only wanted to, but also needed to change the former name...".

Juan Santamaría Airport Inaugurates Expansion

April 2010

On April 28, the airport will inaugurate new boarding gates and 28 migration control stations.

All in all, the new building features 1.153 square meters of space.

Adolfo Lobo is part of the overseeing entity that controls if the company in charge of the works, Aeries, complies with the contract.

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