More Room for Airport Expansion

Approval has been given to the design of a new maintenance hangar at the Juan Santamaria airport and the project will be started in the first half of the year.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

In December the International Civil Aviation Organization approved plans and designs for the construction of a new 10,000 square meter hangar to accomodate up to 6 large aircraft. This will allow for the expansion of the main airport in Costa Rica to the east.

Nacion.com reports that "... The new structure will be built within 150 meters of the runway and the work will be undertaken by the Spanish company FCC. At the end of Alajuela there are nine points of embarkation and new works, after developing the space left free by Coopesa, there will be a total of 18 gates. "

"... Now with the designs, construction could begin in the first half of this year. The relocation of Coopesa facilities is a commitment in which the State must comply, with the company Aeris, manager of the airport. In the area where today the aircraft workshop stands, new boarding gates for Juan Santamaría must be constructed, no later than 2019. "



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From a statement issued by the Government of Costa Rica:

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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.

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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).