Expansion Works at Juan Santamaría Airport

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.

Monday, December 17, 2012

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. "

Another work is the transfer of the installations of Cooperativa Autogestionaria de Servicios Aeroindustriales (COOPESA). On December 10 the bidding rules were published for the construction of a hangar for aircraft maintenance, parking ramp and taxiway to connect with the runway.

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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).

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.

International Tender to Build Hangars

September 2012

After the failure of the first tender, the government of Costa Rica published in October 2012 a tender for the construction of new hangars for COOPESA.

With capacity for up to six large scale aircraft, the new hangars will be built on the south side of Juan Santamaria Airport, costing approximately $12 million.

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.