For two years in a row, Juan Santamaría International Airport has been named by Airports Council International (ACI) as the third best airport in Latin America and Caribbean since ADC & HAS’ consortium took over the operations
Houston, TX (February 16, 2012) – For the second straight year, the Airports Council International (ACI) named Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport the third-best airport in the Latin American and Caribbean region, as well as the region’s “best improved” airport.
In 2009, ADC & HAS acquired a 47.5% share of AERIS Holdings Costa Rica, the operator of the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica. Under the operation and management of ADC & HAS, Juan Santamaría airport underwent significant changes, adding new security checkpoints and an immigration terminal in 2010. More expansions are planned for 2012.
Nearly 1.2 million foreigners passed through the airport in 2011, according to the Costa Rican Tourism Board. The Juan Santamaria International Airport is Costa Rica’s largest airport and Central America’s 2nd largest airport. It is a major hub for one of Central and South America’s largest carriers and currently serves more than 3.2 million passengers, of which 70% are international passengers. Major countries of origin and destination include U.S., Mexico, Salvador, Panama, Spain and Germany.
The ACI determines its award recipients based on over 300,000 passenger surveys. 153 airports were surveyed by ACI.