A leading global provider of airport baggage handling systems, Glidepath, has secured a contract to provide an automated baggage system to Daniel Oduber Quirós airport in Liberia. The terminal development project is aimed at improving the facility, which is a gateway to some of the most spectacular and exclusive destinations in Costa Rica and the second largest airport in the country. Glidepath is contracted to the airport concessionaire Coriport S.A. which holds a 20-year contract to operate the airport.
New facilities are being constructed under terms of the concession.
“South and Central America is a key market for us,” says Glidepath’s chairman, Sir Ken Stevens. “We have committed to the region by hiring dedicated Spanish-speaking sales and technical staff in order to provide local support and technical assistance to our valued customers.” Glidepath has completed over 30 projects to date in the Latin America region and Costa Rica becomes the 63rd country that Glidepath has installed its product and sold services into.
The Liberia project began in October and has a total budget of $35 million with the baggage system due to be commissioned by July. The system comprises 27 international check-in desks, plus one for oversize items, a conveyor matrix and other system parts. Two reclaim carousels are provided for inbound arriving passengers.