$ 55 Million for Costa Rican Airport

The Board of Directors of OPIC approved resources to support the expansion of the Juan Santamaría International Airport.

Monday, January 17, 2011

OPIC's loan will allow a consortium led by HAS Development Corporation (HASDC) to complete the renovation of the Juan Santamaría International Airport outside San Jose.

The project includes a terminal extension for immigration and customs procedures, waiting rooms and additional parking in remote areas.



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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).

Costa Rica to expand San José international airport with IDB assistance

December 2009

Terminal's operator will use $45 million loan to refinance debt, carry out key infrastructure and service improvements

The Inter-American Development Bank approved a $45 million long-term loan to help finance the expansion of the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José, Costa Rica, and support its new operator's plans to refinance debt.

Regional bank to back Costa Rica airport plan

May 2008

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE) is to finance the modernization of Costa Rica's Juan Santamaría airport.

BCIE is backing the consortium that aims to take over the airport's operations from Alterra. The consortium, led by Houston Airport System (HAS) has yet to make a formal offer for Alterra, a Bechtel unit.

Bidders from Argentina, Colombia and the U.S. vie to operate Costa Rican airport

May 2008

Companies from Argentina, Colombia and the United States are exploring the possibility of operating the Juan Santamaría Airport, Costa Rica's largest. The government accuses the current operator of failing to fulfill its contractual obligations.

The bidders are Grupo América, of Aeropuertos Argentina 2000; Grupo Odinsa of Colombia; and Houston Airports of the U.S.

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