Authorities Have Their Minds on a New International Airport

If the forecasts of the Civil Aviation Department are correct, 9 million passengers will pass through the Juan Santamaria International Airport in 2025, an amount that is beyond the airport’s capacity.

The forecast has authorities dusting off plans of building a new, more modern airport, which would be better equipped for handling large aircraft such as the Boeing 747-400, an Airbus A340-600 or a Boeing 777.

Currently, when an airliner of this type lands at Juan Santamaria, the rest of the airport is paralyzed, as the space between the landing strip and the taxiing lane is insufficient for aircraft of such size.

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