Costa Rica News – For many of us living in Costa Rica the new airport in Orotina, Costa Rica has been mentioned over and over again and has become almost like the mythical unicorn.
The announcement was made that a British company, Mott MacDonald Ltd, will perform the site study for the new airport to be created in Orotina, Alajuela.
The process will take about a year.
They will do technical studies to choose the exact location for the new international airport. Geotechnical, meteorological and topographical analysis will be done, defining ground and air conditions.
The company is also responsible for estimating the costs involved and the environmental impact that will occur.
The property will have over 1,200 hectares. The terminal to be built there will replace the Juan Santamaria Airport.
The contract was signed with President Luis Guillermo Solís.
The airport is expected to be ready in 2026 and have a useful life of 80 years.