Construction of Costa Rica’s first-ever general aviation terminal, exclusively available to international private operations at Juan Santamaría International Airport (MROC/SJO) is ongoing but expected to be completed in time for the busy 2019 holiday season.

The new GAT, which will operate under the name GAT SJO General Aviation Terminal, is managed by GAT SJO, a consortium composed of Universal Aviation Costa Rica and local partners.

The new GAT, which will operate under the name GAT SJO General Aviation Terminal, is managed by GAT SJO, a consortium composed of Universal Aviation Costa Rica and local partners. The GAT will be part of the new domestic terminal at MROC, an infrastructure project which includes 15,260 square-feet. Some of the features and benefits of the GAT include:

  • Exclusive VIP experience for private operators
  • Onsite Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ)
  • Reduced ground time from plane to car
  • No co-mingling with commercial passengers
  • Roof-covered access both roadside and rampside

“Upon opening, GAT-SJO will provide a faster, better, and more secure experience for business aircraft operators,” said Adolfo Aragon, Senior Vice President, Latin America & Caribbean, Universal®. “The frustrating days of waiting in long lines mixed with commercial passengers, while being separated from your baggage are soon to be a thing of the past.”

Once GAT SJO General Aviation Terminal is officially open, upon deplaning, private passengers will be shuttled by their handling agents a short ride from the parking area to the GAT, which will have a dedicated area for CIQ. All private aviation ground handlers, as well as home-based operators (independent owners traveling international) at MROC, will be allowed to operate through GAT SJO General Aviation Terminal.

For more information on Universal Aviation Costa Rica, visit www.universalaviation.aero/costarica. For more information on GAT SJO General Aviation Terminal, visit www.gat-sjo.com.

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