The Costa Rican airport has now capacity to handle 3 million passengers a year.
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.
Two new boarding gates and one thousand square meters of commercial areas are to be built with an investment of $20 million at the main airport in Costa Rica.
3000 meters of construction will be added to the fourth stage of the airport that consists of "... In two boarding gates with their respective connecting sleeves which will be located east of the main building." While the second part of the project involves the construction of 1,000 meters dedicated to commercial areas.
On offer in Juan Santamaria International Airport are spaces for a gift shop, an ice cream parlor and coffee shop, a fast food outlet, and spaces for ATMs.
Aeris Holding Costa Rica, the company managing the Juan Santamaria Airport, has opened a contest for 3 commercial spaces: a gift shop, with flowers, cards and other items, an ice cream parlor and coffee shop, selling juices and the like, and a fast food restaurant. It is also providing space for the installation of ATMs.
The Spanish company FCC won the $34 million contract to build a 10,000 m² hangar for aircraft maintenance.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) made the award for the new hangar where the cooperative in charge of repairing and maintaining aircraft will be relocated to. The new structure will be located 150 meters from the runway of the Juan Santa Maria airport and will be ready in 18 months.