Nicaragua: $7 Million for Airport

The new airport will be built near the San Juan River by the border with Costa Rica.

Monday, August 9, 2010

The announcement was given by Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega, who added that 22 companies are participating in the tender. Work is scheduled to begin in September and continue until May 2011.

"The aiport terminal forms part of an integrated development plan in the region near the border with Costa Rica, 300km south of the capital Managua," reports

The runway will be 200 meters long and 23 meters wide.

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Consultancy on Costa Rican Airport

January 2014

The Director of Civil Aviation has announced the recruitment of an international consultancy firm to determine the location of a major airport to replace Juan Santamaría in 2025.  

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation plans to open a large air terminal in the canton of Orotina in 2025, which will have the ability to receive double the amount of passengers as Juan Santamaria International Airport.

New Airport in Panama

February 2013

In the district of Pedasi, Los Santos, an airfield has been inaugurated which will facilitate tourist access to the area.

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Residents of the district of Pedasi, Los Santos, stated yesterday that the construction of the new airport in the region will contribute to increasing the presence of tourists visiting the area for the white sand beaches and islands that are available.

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.

New Airport For Nicaragua

July 2009

It will require an investment of $7 million, and will be located in the southern Caribbean coast, close to Costa Rica.

Operations are scheduled to start in 2011, serving local flights as well as connections to Colombia, Costa Rica and Panamá.

"The airport will be located in the Greytom community, in the San Juan de Nicaragua municipality, near the outfall of San Juan river...", published website, and "will include an airstrip 1.200 meters long and 23 meters wide, a control tower, a 600 square meter central office and a firefighting station...".

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