Costa Rica: New Liberia Airport in November

Work on the new Daniel Oduber International Airport in the Guanacaste Province will be completed in November 2011.

Monday, February 28, 2011

The new 23.000 square meter, two-story terminal is being built in an area of 72.500 square meters since October 2010. It features four bridges and three boarding outposts.

It will have capacity to handle 1.500 passengers during peak time.

"The new airport terminal in Liberia could become a second chance for one of the provinces which was hit the hardest by the economic crisis," reported

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New Airport Terminal Begins Operations in Liberia

January 2012

The new Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia in Costa Rica will start operating on January 12.

A press release from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport reads:

Upon completion and receiving the works of the new passenger terminal and related works at the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of the MOPT has ordered Coriport to authorize the start of operations in the new terminal on 12th January.

Liberia Airport Project Paralyzed

July 2010

Costa Rican government is undecided as to whether to continue with the current expansion project or to construct an entirely new terminal.

In October 2008 the government of Oscar Arias awarded the airport expansion project to the Coriport consortium. In May this year the same government approved a plan to build a new terminal located to the west of the existing one.

Work On Liberia Airport to Begin in December

June 2009

The Costa Rican government signed a contract giving the concession for the expansion of Daniel Oduber Airport, in Liberia, Guanacaste.

The project, which includes the construction of a two story building with a total area of 23,000 square meters, is in the hands of the consortium Coriport S.A., composed of by the firms MMM Aviation Group S.

Costa Rica concessions Liberia airport to Houston Airport

October 2008

Houston Airport, the administrator of the Juan Santamaria airport, was granted the concession for the expansion of the Liberia airport.

The expansion project for the Daniel Oduber airport in Liberia, Guanacaste, will require an initial investment of $35 million to construct an area of 22949 square meters and will concessioned for 20 years, indicated Karla Gonzalez, Minister of Public Works and Transport.

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