New Airport Terminal Begins Operations in Liberia

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

Thursday, January 5, 2012

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.

Extolling the highlights of the works, the head of the MOPT, Francisco Jimenez said: "This airport is part of comprehensive works proposed by this government, which includes improvements to bridges and road expansions in Guanacaste... we are facilitating the movement of people throughout the Pacific coast and its connections with the Northern Area and Central Valley to encourage tourism ... the airport will give the country an annual profit of $11.45 million (about ¢ 5,800 million) and $229 million in 20 years. "

The new terminal was designed and constructed in compliance with current international standards for airport security, both according to IATA and ICAO, and hence has an area of sterile corridors to separate passenger flows and exclusive spaces for the attention of passengers with migration problems who cannot gain entry to the country as well as passengers detained for any sort of wrongdoing.

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Costa Rica: New Liberia Airport in November

February 2011

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

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.

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.

Expansion of Liberian airport postpones completion to 2010

July 2008

Changes to the specifications sheet has again set back the bidding process for Liberia's airport to August 8, making it impossible for works to begin during 2008.

This is the fifth time the date for receiving proposals has been changed for the construction and operation of the airport's new passenger terminal.

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