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The United – Avianca – Copa Alliance

After a process that took two years, on November 30, the airlines Avianca  (Colombia), United (U.S.) and Copa (Panama) signed a commercial alliance, will allow the three to share revenue from flights and coordinate schedules. Avianca, Copa and United are already tied through a code-sharing...

Avianca’s New A320neo Will Have Costa Rica As Its Home

One of Avianca's the new Airbus A320neo planes will have Costa Rica as its home, for which it will carry the Costa Rica tail number, as acknowledged by that airline, which will present the aircraft on July 19 at San Jose's Juan Santamaría international...

Venezuela Running Out of Fuel for Air Travel, Leaked Memo Reveals

A newly released memo from Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, PDVSA, reveals the country lacks enough fuel to meet the demands of all aircrafts currently in operation. A memo sent by a PDVSA official to the Bolivariana de Aeropuertos and National Institute of Civil Aeronautics on...

Deadline Expires for Striking Avianca Pilots in Colombia

This Monday was the deadline for striking Avianca pilots, who are still in the process of being reinstated, to return to their jobs. Avianca, Colombia’s national airline, released a document directed to the Colombian Association of Civil Aviators (ACDAC) which finalized details of the possible...

Avianca In Colombia Remains Grounded After Talks Collapse

Talks to end a strike by the largest pilots’ union at Colombia’s flagship airline Avianca were suspended after failure to reach agreement on wages and benefits, the two sides said on Wednesday, extending an indefinite walkout that has left travelers grounded. On Thursday, the Colombian...

Latam And Avianca In A Battle For The Skies

Over the past couple of decades, consolidation and bankruptcies have reshaped the airline industry in North America. Historic brands such as TWA, Continental, Northwest, and US Air have gone away, with new ones like JetBlue and Virgin America coming on strong. The same can be...

New San José – Mexico Direct Flight For $99

Starting September 14, the low-cost Mexican airline Volaris it will start operating three weekly flights between the San Jose's Juan Santamaría (SJO) and Mexico City's Benito Juarez International (MEX)‎. On Monday, August 7, the airline announced the cost at US$99 one way, (US$198 return) including all taxes,...

Avianca Suspends Venezuela Flights Starting Today

Colombia’s airline had originally announced the suspension of flights would be starting August 16. Today it said the suspension is immediate. Avianca suspended its Venezuela flights from today (Thursday, July 27), ending service abruptly to the crisis-ridden country instead of withdrawing on August 16 as...

Avianca Cuts 91 Jobs In Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - The Colombian airline, Avianca, is cutting back its operations in Costa Rica with the layoff of 91 employees, as part of the airline's reorganization process for greater efficiency and productivity. According to a press release, the airline has decided to centralize...

Low-cost Airlines Push Down Regional Fares

Q COSTA RICA TRAVEL - Aggressive strategies by low-cost carriers are poised to overthrow the region's established airline order. Low-cost airlines flying to and from Costa Rica are now offering never-seen-before rates of less than US$100 to a Central American destination. The Instituto Costarricense de...

WINGO: Low-Cost Airline From Costa Rica To Panama Takes To The Skies Dec. 1

(QCOSTARICA) Wingo is the name of the new low-cost airline that will connect Costa Rica with Guatemala and Panama starting on December 1, 2016. The announcement by the airline owned by Copa Holdings which also owns Copa Airlines was made on Friday, with the start...

Hurricane Matthew Grounds Flights To and From Costa Rica and Florida

(QCOSTARICA) Travel to and from Costa Rica is once again interrupted, this time not by Turrialba volcano, but by hurricane Matthew. The storm that killed 25 people in the Caribbean, mostly in Haiti, is now hitting the southeast United States, where up to 1.5 million...

United And Delta Possible Avianca Suitors

QCOSTARICA - United and Delta are evaluating the possible purchase of Avianca, as the Latin American airline explores strategic options for a full or partial sale. According to Bloomberg, Avianca, Colombia’s largest airline, said in May it would cut aircraft deliveries from Airbus by US$1.4...

Avianca Cuts Prices To Colombia From San Jose Up to 50%

QCOSTARICA TRAVEL - Colombia’s largest airline, Avianca, said on Tuesday that it will cut prices of international tickets to 25 destinations within the South American country by 15 to 50%. A flight from San Jose to Bogota, Medellin or Cali is now US$429. The price...

Avianca Begins Direct Flights Between San Jose And San Andres

(QCOSTARICA) Starting last Friday, the Colombian airline, Avianca, is now offering three weekly direct flights to the Caribbean island of San Andres. The flights leave the San Jose International airport at 11:50am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, arriving a the Colombian island at 2:09pm. The...

Airlines Are Literally Taking Advantage of Us in Central America

(TICO BULL) I am at a complete loss, maybe someone can explained it me. Looking over the latest Avianca Airlines special "Cyberlunes", it is cheaper to fly from Colombia to everywhere than to San Jose, Costa Rica and Central America. Let me give you some...

Avianca Announces US$299 San Jose – San Andres Direct Flights

QCOSTARICA TRAVEL - At a cost of only US$299, the Colombian airline Avianca will starting in July take you from San Jose to the Colombian island of San Andrés and back, with three weekly flights. The special price is available for purchase between May 15 and...

Low-Cost Airlines Gain Speed In Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The more than US$600 cost of flights between Central American countries by Avianca and Copa airlines could soon be a thing of the past, with the increased flights by "low-cost" airline moving international passengers to and from the San Jose and Liberia...

Airline Reconsiders Decision To Cancel Fligths To Costa Rica In Midst of Volcano Eruption

QCOSTARICA - COPA Airlines, one of two major regional carriers serving Costa Rica, reconsidered its decision to cancel all Costa Rica bound and outgoing flights on Friday and announcing that resumption of all flights from Panama, minutes after the reopening of the Juan Santamaria...

Romanian Found Dead on Costa Rica Flight Involved in Corruption and Bribery In His Country

QCOSTARICA - The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) confirmed the death of Romanian national Costel Comana, whose body was found in the lavatory of an Avianca flight arriving in Costa Rica, as by asphyxia by hanging. Following the news, it was learned that Comana was...

Costa Rica Authorities Investigate Possible Suicide On Passenger Plane (Updated)

QCOSTARICA - The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) is investigating a case of possible suicide of a passenger on an Avianca flight from Bogota, Colombia to San José, Costa Rica. The judicial police confirmed the body of the man was found in the rear bathroom...

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