Expansion of Juan Santamaria Airport to begin in July

inside of Juan Santamaria airport

April 2nd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Work to expand Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaria International Airport will begin in July, according to officials involved in the expansion.


The expansion consists of a new 3,100 square meter (33,368 square feet) terminal to the east of the current structure that will house two additional boarding gates.


An official statement said that after the expansion, the airport will be able to receive 3.5 million passengers by 2015, and will also be able to accommodate larger airliners.


The expansion will also allow two aircraft to park at the gates simultaneously.  A lack of space currently prevents more than one aircraft at the gates at any given time.

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  • Andrew

    I’m guessing this news isn’t going to lower the departure tax any time soon. 33,000 square feet of airport construction paid entirely by foreign travelers? I’m thinking we’ll see an exit tax of $50 real soon. Do tico’s have to pay this fee?