Juan Santamaría's Commercial Strategy

The new operator of International Airport Juan Santamaría wants to convert it into a connections center.

Monday, August 24, 2009

As a strategy for luring more passengers into the air terminal, its operator, Houston Airport Systems Development Corporation (HASDC), plans to transform it into the connections center (hub) of a regional airline.

"This was confirmed by Jeffrey Scheferman, HASDC president", reported Nacion.com. "According to Scheferman, making Juan Santamaría a 'hub' will also mean faster connections from Costa Rica to other destinations in the continent".

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There is Funding for Juan Santamaria Airport

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Houston Airports Consortium said that it has $30 million and creditor banks for Alterra will provide $10 million to complete the work in phases one and two.

La Prensa Libre reported on its website: "This was announced yesterday by Karla González, Minister of Transport, and Jeff Scheferman, president of HASDC.

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