Costa Rica Travel News – The Juan Santamaria Airport has been overcrowded for some time. It’s announced that there will be two new premiere boarding areas open in 2015. They will start the construction for them in July, according to Aeris, the company that’s been managing the airport for five years.
This project will expand their capacity by 18%. The expansion will include more room for stores, as well. The complex will be able to service an extra 260,000 passengers annually. In 2013, they transited 3,369,000 passengers.
The Civil Aviation Technical Council gave the approval on the airport expansion, according to Rafael Mencia, the director of CTAC. The approved schedule will take a year to complete and won’t affect the operations of the airport.
Last week, Aeris published that the additions will require an investment between $12 and $14 million. It will fix the problem of having to move passengers by bus to the track that accommodates wide-body aircrafts. The director of Aeris said that what will happen after the addition is that the “passengers will be more comfortable.”