• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Liberia airport in Costa Rica: Improvements Nearly Complete

May 29, 2020

Improvements to the runway at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in Liberia, Guanacaste are expected to be completed by the end of the month, officials said.

Costa Rica’s second-busiest international airport will have a repaved and repainted runway and taxiways before this year’s tourist high season begins.

The airport has remained open during the infrastructure work.

“The project consists of profiling the damaged areas of the runway and taxiways, asphalting and demarcation in all the sectors involved,” said Alvaro Vargas Segura, deputy director general of the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC).

The $1.5 million project from DGAC and the Civil Aviation Technical Council (CETAC) is meant to improve the safety and quality of service at Liberia International Airport.

The investment reflects the airport’s continued growth and importance. Over the first six months of 2019, nearly 700,000 passengers have transited through the airport, a significant increase over the same period last year.

LIR also serves as a diversion airport when flights cannot land at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) near San José due to poor weather.

In 2003, Liberia’s airport handled fewer than 100,000 people. Last year, it welcomed more than 1.1 million. LIR also won a service quality award earlier this year.

The improvements to LIR come as part of a nationwide project to improve Costa Rica’s airport infrastructure. President Carlos Alvarado says the $160 million investment will create jobs and improve the tourism industry, on which Costa Rica relies heavily.

You may be interested

Immigration to headline talks between Biden, Lopez Obrador
Guatemala
1034 views
Guatemala
1034 views

Immigration to headline talks between Biden, Lopez Obrador

AFP - March 1, 2021

The flow of migrants and trade, legal and illegal, across the US-Mexican border will be the focus Monday when President…

Costa Rica has administered nearly 150,000 vaccine doses
Costa Rica
16385 views
Costa Rica
16385 views

Costa Rica has administered nearly 150,000 vaccine doses

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 1, 2021

Costa Rica has administered 149,812 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the Presidency said Monday. The nearly 150,000 jabs mean…

Bikes have a right to the road, MOPT reminds
Costa Rica
3767 views
Costa Rica
3767 views

Bikes have a right to the road, MOPT reminds

The Tico Times - March 1, 2021

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) is reminding drivers that cyclists have a right to the road. In a…