QCOSTARICA – Hundreds of passengers were affected Saturday with the decision of two U.S. airlines, American and United, to suspend a number of flights between Costa Rica and the United States, confirmed Ennio Cubillo, director of Civil Aviation.
Despite airport operations at the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) airport are normal, the two airlines said the suspension was safety measure due to weather conditions in Costa Rican territory due to the ashfall from the Turrialba Volcano.
Cubillo added that Alaska Airlines decided to divert their flight to the Daniel Oduber airport in Liberia, Guanacaste.
You can check flights arrivals and departures at the San Jose Juan Santamaria international airport on Flighradar24.com and the Aeris website, Fly2sanjose.com. Passengers should also contact their airline to check on flights before leaving for the airport.
Activity at the Turrialba intensified on Friday, with at least three strong eruptions. During Saturday morning emanation of ash continued, but to a lesser extent that the previous day, according to the statement by both the National Seismological Network (RSN) and by the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI).