$100 million Airport Works Planned

Construction of four new boarding gates, a taxiway and expanding the lobby are some of the investment projects that the concessionaire of Juan Santamaria airport plans to carry out between 2017 and 2019.

Monday, February 27, 2017

The company granted the concession for running Juan Santamaria International Airport in Costa Rica, has announced that $100 million will be invested over a period of two years in various works at the terminal, which will be completed by January 2020.

Nacion.com reports that "...Work will begin in May on two new boarding gates to the west of the main building, ... which will be ready in May 2018. In October, expansion will start on the lobby area, where customer service desks for the 27 airlines operating at Juan Santamaria will be located. In the same month a fifth luggage carousel will be built.  In 2018 repaving of the southern street is scheduled and also conditioning of the head of the runway. Finally, in January 2020 construction will take place of two more boarding gates (block X) ... ".

"... In the view of Aeris, the work needs to be done as soon as possible because the air port management contract ends in 2026 and infrastructure costs must be covered before the agreement expires. However, several of the works depend on Civil Aviation managing to transfer Coopesa and expropriate the restaurant La Candela."

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More Room for Airport Expansion

January 2015

Approval has been given to the design of a new maintenance hangar at the Juan Santamaria airport and the project will be started in the first half of the year.

In December the International Civil Aviation Organization approved plans and designs for the construction of a new 10,000 square meter hangar to accomodate up to 6 large aircraft. This will allow for the expansion of the main airport in Costa Rica to the east.

Juan Santamaria Airport Expansion

November 2014

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.

Boarding Gates Added to Juan Santamaria Airport  

July 2013

The International Airport at San Jose will have added capacity to handle 260,000 passengers a year, with two new boarding gates and another 1,000 square meters in commercial spaces.

As explained Vilma Lopez, deputy director of Civil Aviation, Aeris (manager of the terminal), will be the company in charge of the enlargement process in the east of the terminal, opposite Cooperativa Autogestionaria de Servicios Aeroindustriales (Coopesa R. L).

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.

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