DGAC touts tourism benefits of renovated Drake Bay airport

Costa Rica upgraded Drake Bay Airport last 12 months, inaugurating in January 2019 a brand new runway, extended apron and a cutting-edge passenger terminal. That funding is already displaying positive returns, in keeping with the Civil Aviation government (DGAC). From January-July 2019, 12,727 people transited via Drake Bay Airport, which serves BahÌa Drake in Costa Ricaís Osa Peninsula. Thatís almost double the passengers compared to all of 2018, even though the airport was closed for part of final 12 months because of the renovations. A more telling statistic: The range of operations (takeoffs and landings) has risen to 281 in keeping with month, up from 89 previous to the modernization assignment.

we are able to undoubtedly impact the lives of many humans thru projects that beautify the vacationer and economic revival of rural areas,î said Guillermo Hoppe, DGACís director. ìWe accept as true with that the visitation to the vicinity will boom even greater, which indicates that the funding in aeronautical infrastructure performed by means of the Civil Aviation Technical Council with its personal assets is energizing the us of aís economic system.î DGAC and the Costa Rican government are also making investments at the Palmar Sur, PÈrez ZeledÛn and Golfito airfields in the Southern quarter.