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Fly Into New Costa Rica Airport

Its Official New Airport Finally Opening

Costa Rica Daniel Oduber International AirportThe twice delayed, much anticipated and continuously talked about new airport, Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, Costa Rica is…… finally officially opening next Thursday, January 12, 2012 ……. it’s true!

After months of  delays, it was officially announced that the opening has been rescheduled for next Thursday, this coming from the Transport minister himself, Francisco Jimenez in a recent press conference. The state of the art facility has had its opening delayed several times, resulting in fines payable to the Civil Aviation Authority. The developer who has been given the opportunity to remodel the old Liberia airport terminal was required to pay almost 1/2 million dollars as a result of the delays.

The new airport will have the capacity to process approximately 1500 passengers during its peak times. The airport has implemented new security measures to include security cameras, temporary holding rooms for detained passengers and a separation of the arrival and departure of passengers, something that is common place in most airports today but was lacking in Costa Rica facilities.

Official Opening Comes At Peak Time

The official opening of the airport comes at the perfect time with high season in full swing and the highest number of tourists scheduled to come through the terminal during this time. The airport is expected to see an increase in the number of passengers passing through the terminal given past increasing number. In a peak month, the Costa Rican Tourism Institute indicated that over 31,000 people passed through the Liberia airport in 2011, an increase in approximately 28 % over 2010.

The new terminal will also create permanent jobs for the residents of Liberia, including positions in the concession section of the terminal. Liberia was one of the hardest hit regions of the recent economic changes and the Guanacaste region will benefit from the new terminal’s opening. It’s time to plan your vacation to Costa Rica and you can start it by flying into the almost officially open airport,  Daniel Oduber International Airport!

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  1. [...] The new terminal will also create permanent jobs for the residents of Liberia, including positions in the concession section of the terminal. Liberia was one of the hardest hit regions of the recent economic changes and the Guanacaste region will benefit from the new terminal’s opening. It’s time to plan your vacation to Costa Rica and you can start it by flying into the almost officially open airport, Daniel Oduber International Airport!” by Costa Rica Close Up [...]

  2. Duck says:

    I’ll let you know what the “new” airport is like. I’ll be flying in from the US on Friday. Stay tuned.

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