Boarding Gates Added to Juan Santamaria Airport  

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.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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).

Lopez explained that the expansion work at the airport is included in the Master Plan for the terminal, which must be pre-approved by the Civil Aviation Technical Council (CTAC by its initials in Spanish). "Maximum advantage will be taken of the land for two gates. Work will start on these waiting rooms in November and construction will take a year," she said.

Rafael Mencia, director of Aeris, said that next month could see the start of the process of tendering the works and if they stick to schedule, the work will begin in November, with the cost being about $18 million.



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Hangar Construction Awarded in Costa Rica

October 2013

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.

Expansion Works at Juan Santamaría Airport

December 2012

Among the works scheduled in Costa Rica’s main airport is the extension of the remote ramp from its current 75,000 meters to 91,000 meters.

Next year San Jose International Airport will extend its operational capacity with new works, with an investment of $15 million.

Elfinancierocr.com quoted Luis Carlos Araya, Vice minister of Air Transport, who said "This allows us to streamline the process of entry and departure of aircraft both for cargo and passengers. In addition, it will improve efficiency, since aircraft will not have to be towed and can therefore enter on their own. "

Proposal to Replace Juan Santamaria Airport

November 2012

The international airport in the capital of Costa Rica, will be too small to meet the air traffic needs of Costa Rica in the next 10 years.

In 1996 the U.S. consultancy firm TAMS Inc. "recommended the Civil Aviation authority to move the administration of Juan Santamaria Airport into private hands, while a new terminal was being built", which should be operational in 2020.

Aeronautical Workshops in Costa Rica

December 2011

The hangar used by Servicios Aeroindustriales will relocate from its current position to make room for the terminal expansion at Juan Santamaria International Airport.

After 15 years of discussions, the government of Costa Rica and Self-Management Cooperative Aeroindustriales Services (Coopesa) have reached a final agreement for the relocation of the hangar where aircraft maintenance services are provided, which until now has sat on the north side of the passenger terminal at the international Airport, preventing the necessary expansion of the Juan Santamaría.

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