Costa Rica: $20 million for Airport Expansion

A terminal for domestic flights and a new fire station are part of the works that the administration of San Jose International Airport plans to start in November.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

This project includes two ramps for aircraft waiting at the new domestic terminal and a fire station in in the southern sector, and it is expected that construction will start in November this year.The investment for these two works to be carried out simultaneously amounts to $20 million and is expected to be completed during 2016.

Rafael Mencia, CEO of Aeris Costa Rica, told that "... These projects both have the designs already done; in November we start moving the firefighters towards the south, creating the domestic terminal and local airplane parking space, which we call the domestic ramp. "

Meanwhile, Wilhelm von Breymann, Tourism Minister noted that "... The country's main airport terminal can grow westward as Coopesa's hangars will be moved to another site. "

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