Liberia Airport in Guanacaste Costa Rica will get bigger starting on December 2009 or January 2010.
Coriport S.A. is the airport administrator company that will increase the capacity of this airport after signing an agreement with the Costa Rican government. They will manage the airport for 20 years.
The expansion of the airport Daniel Oduber, in Liberia, is shedulled to start no later than January 2010 and the construction should be finished by June 2010.
On the construction plans of the new terminal you may find a two-story building, four new boarding bridges, a shopping area and more space for immigration and customs.
For the construction of the new building of 23,000 square meters, Coriport S.A requires $ 35 million dollar financing. Coriport is now working on the paperwork to obtain this loan. The area of this construction was confirmed by Karla Gonzalez, Minister of Transport for Arias Government. The distribution of that area will be 18,000 square meters on ground level (immigration, customs, area for arriving passengers, airlines offices, and airport administration offices.) and 5,000 square meters on the second level. The second floor will have the waiting rooms for passengers departing from Guanacaste, the new four gates and offices for Costa Rican government officials.
The Agreenment was signed at the Presidential House in Zapote this last July by former president Oscar Arias Sanchez.
The capacity of the Daniel Oduber airport is only 900 passengers simultaniously now days. With the ronovations and expansion the new capacity will be up to 1,500 passengers.