Construction to begin on new terminal at Limón Airport
The airport in Limón will soon have a modern passenger terminal and is slated to receive several other upgrades as part of a nearly $3 million investment, Costa Rica’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) said Thursday.
DGAC and the Technical Council of the Civil Aviation Authority (CETAC) have given an order to start construction on the new terminal, which they say will comply with recommendations from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The new terminal will include passenger waiting areas, government offices, a fire-suppression system, and sewer and wastewater treatment facilities. It will also allow for separating domestic and international passengers, which could allow the airport to receive regular international flights.
The airport project was declared in the municipal interest in February 2018. The connectivity-improvement plans also include upgrades to the Guápiles Aerodrome.
Limón International Airport has a single 5,905-feet runway, which is below the typical takeoff length a narrow-body commercial aircraft would require carrying enough fuel for an international flight.
Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) in Alajuela inaugurated last month a $23.5 million expansion featuring four additional gates, a restaurant, a VIP lounge and a pet playground.
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