January 12, 2012
A newly built terminal for an airport in northwestern Costa Rica was opened to the public. Construction on the terminal had started on October 19, 2010. Those visiting this building on its first day of operations included Laura Chinchilla, who served as president of Costa Rica from 2010 to 2014. The first passengers to use the terminal departed from there at 6:50 a.m. for a flight to Miami, Florida.
The Thursday morning debut of this state-of-the-art terminal marked a major milestone for the airport that it serves. This airport, which is seven miles (11 kilometers) west-southwest of the city of Liberia in the province of Guancaste, is one of four international airports in Costa Rica. While originally called Llano Grande Airport and widely known today as Liberia International Airport, it was officially renamed Guanacaste Airport in 2021.
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For more information on Guanacaste Airport (also known as Liberia International Airport), please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guanacaste_Airport