If you are traveling to or from Costa Rica in the coming days, best is to check the status of your flight before heading off to the airport
If you are traveling to or from Costa Rica in the coming days, best is to check the status of your flight before heading off to the airport

Traveling to and from Costa Rica’s San Jose airport can be affected by Hurricane Otto. At the Q we’ve compiled a list of airlines with regular service to and from the San Jose (SJO) airport, Costa Rica’s main international airport.

If we’ve missed an airline, please add it in the comments section or send us an email. Airline contact numbers in Costa Rica in parenthesis.

Travelers should inquire about the weather, if they traveling to or from Costa Rica. If you are abroad, this point is of special consideration because not necessarily the airline will wait at the closing of the airport to aeris_010_bgtake the precaution of not taking off, that is to say an airline may cancel or postpone a flight even though the Costa Rica airport is operational (not closed).

Important to note, when the operation of the flight is suspended towards Costa Rica, it is possible that the return (outbound) flights that departing from Costa Rica will be affected. Contact your airline.

In some cases, the airlines operate a turn-around flight, so if the flight does not land during the scheduled time, the departure will also be cancelled or delayed. For example, flights coming in late at night, ie American, Delta, United will depart early the next morning. If the evening flight does not come in, there is no morning flight.

At the time of this post Aeris, the airport manager reports normal operations at San Jose.

For information on flights to and from the Liberia, Guanacaste (LIR) airport go to http://www.liberiacostaricaairport.net/.