The Daniel Oduber International Airport inaugurated today the extended Passenger Terminal and presented the new measures taken by the airport to respond to the increase in the arrival of tourists to the province of Guanacaste.
President Luis Guillermo Solis and the First Lady Mercedes Peña were present during the activity organized by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation.
The extension works of the Terminal include also the passenger check-in area, the baggage reception area, the installation of a new baggage carousel, and additional commercial spaces.
“The arrival of passengers to Liberia has been a fundamental component for the tourism industry in Guanacaste. This province has managed to reduce poverty, part of the efforts of the government in promoting public work in terms of water, sewage systems, road infrastructure, health and education infrastructure as well as regional projects for production are complimentary with the tourism sector. The Daniel Oduber Airport must continue to be a first-class airport. There is an important multiplying effect of this investment in the form of economic activity and social promotion”, said President Solis.
According to CORIPORT, the Airport’s concessionary, the investment involved over $10.3 million, “The importance of this is that this is a visionary effort, we are doing this thinking of the future. The boarding gates and other work in the terminal allow us to offer a high level of attention to our passengers, avoiding saturation, and will allow us to have options for passenger traffic to grow in the next years”, stated Cesar Jaramillo, General Manager of CORIPORT.