Airport World recently reported that Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica, continues to undergo major redesign and renovation work in order to help it accommodate growing tourism demand to Costa Rica and better reflect the country’s art and culture.
Expansion of the international terminal to 600,000 square feet (1/3 processor, 2/3 holdroom) will be completed in 2018, while a new four-story, 30,000-square-foot domestic terminal will open in mid-2017.
The airport is also currently carrying out an expansion of the apron to provide more space for international flights and a similar project for domestic operations will begin in early 2016.
Dennis Iskra, AIA, an architect for RS&H, which is providing design plans for both the international terminal expansion and new terminal, says that the eco-tourism experience should begin at the airport.
“We are seeking to showcase the country’s art and culture within the new domestic terminal design,” he tells Airport World.
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