Friday, November 4, 2011

Gleaming New Costa Rica International Airport Terminal Set to Open

This Month: Guanacaste-Bound Travelers to be Met in 21st Century Style! JetBlue Coming, Too!

New Arrivals Area
Airline passengers using Liberia Airport, since it started accepting scheduled international commercial flights in December, 2002, have witnessed an evolving facility that struggled in phases, from a single structure to a collection of open-air sheds, fashioned together to handle exploding volumes of visitors. The experience was part of the charm of Guanacaste, knowing you had arrived in a new resort area that suddenly had been discovered by the world. Well the "charm" of the past experience is about to give way to a brand-new, 23,000 square meter, air-conditioned terminal opening officially on November 17, 2011.

Check In Area
The new, $41 million terminal, developed by Coriport SA, will include 30 new check-in counters, a Britt store, a jewelry store and oak art gallery, a developer showroom for premier projects, a mini-market, a Lafise bank kiosk, and a currency exchange. Departing passengers will be be screened at a new security checkpoint using advanced equipment like state-of-the-art X-ray machines and metal detectors.

2 Story Spaces
JetBlue, low fare carrier with hubs in Orlando and New York, is starting service to Liberia, Costa Rica, that coincides with the opening of the new terminal. They have already precipitated an airfare price war from the New York area among major carriers to Liberia, including United/Continental, Delta, and American.

Baggage Claim Area

Nothing speaks louder than these images, especially for those of us who have been using this terminal since late 2002. We thank the LIR Airport Facebook page for the images of the new terminal and for making them available to the public.

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Jetways, too
Passenger Gate Areas

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