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Costa Rica’s Air Traffic Controllers Reach Agreement

Costa Rica's air traffic controllers reached an agreement on Monday after a meeting with the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) and Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) - to address some of the complaints raised by the controllers. On Saturday, through a press...

Costa Rica joins countries that close airspace to the Boeing 737 MAX

Costa Rica's Dirección General de Aviación Civil - Civil Aviation - on Wednesday, March 13 announced that, until further notice, the operation of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 aircraft in the Costa Rican airspace is prohibited. The Director of Civil Aviation,...

American Airlines will let passengers take private helicopters to avoid long lines

For you next flight to and/or from Costa Rica from New York or Los Angeles, you might want to consider taking a helicopter. No, not all the way of course, but to and from the airports at JFK or LAX. Fast Company reports American Airlines...

Not Welcome. Costa Rica Rejects Entry of Canadian With Ties To Drug Gang & Organized Crime

Costa Rica's immigration officials denied a Canadian entry suspected of ties to a drug trafficking gang and organized crime. The Canadian, identified as Dan Hann, was rejected at the Daniel Oduder International airport (LIR), in Liberia, Guanacaste. "The mechanisms of migratory control and the execution of...

Arrivals Faced A 4 Hour Wait At The San Jose Airport on Saturday

A failure in the 'sistema' - system - had thousands of people arriving or leaving Costa Rica waiting. And waiting. And even more waiting. For the passengers of more than a dozen flight arrivals at noon at the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) airport on...

Apple Vacations Offers Costa Rica Direct Flights From Chicago’s Rockford IL

Chicago's Rockford Airport (RFD) celebrated on Friday the first direct flight to Costa Rica on Fridays until the end of April. Costa Rica joins Cancun (Mexico) and Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) as the airport's international destinations through Apple Vacations. Flights depart from the main the...

More Canadians To Hit Costa Rica Beaches With New Direct Flights From Vancouver

The Canadian low-cost airline Sunwing, that also operates seasonal flight services from over 30 local Canadian gateways, started operations this week between Vancouver International airport (YVE) and the Daniel Oduber International airport (LIR) in the Guanacaste of Liberia. The flight operates weekly on Sundays with...

Failure With Immigration System Affected Travelers at San Jose and Liberia Airports

A failure the immigration control systems on Monday affected the arrival and departure of passengers at the Juan Santamaría (San Jose) in Alajuela and Daniel Oduber, in Liberia, Guanacaste airports. Civil Aviation (Aviación Civil) reported that the failure was in the International Police (Interpol) systems...

Aeromexico Adds Liberia (Guancaste) – Mexico City Flight

Aeromexico, the Mexican airline, inaugurated its Liberia, Guanacaste flights to Mexico City, Mexico this Saturday, November 10. The airline says the route will be operating during the high season, with the last flight on April 21, 2019. This first flight departed from the Daniel Oduber International...

JetBlue Brings EatUp Café Fresh Food to More Latin America & Caribbean Routes

JetBlue announced Thursday (September 20) that starting this month it will now offer fresh food on select Latin America and Caribbean routes for the very first time. Popular on domestic long-haul flights, EatUp Café menu items are now available for purchase on international flights longer...

Airports Running Normally!

Despite the blockades on Route 1, on both sides of the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), authorities assure airport operations are continuing to operate normally. "Part of the good functioning of the airport terminals is thanks to the fact that 100% of the personnel of...

Yellow Alert Declared For Costa Rica’s International Airports

Aviación Civil (Civil Aviation) on Friday issued a 'yellow alert' at all international airports in Costa Rica, as a preventive measure, increasing the security controls in the perimeters of Liberia (LIR) and San Jose (SJO) airports while the national strike continues. The General Director of...

Lie-Flat to Latin America: JetBlue to Fly Popular Mint Service to Costa Rica

JetBlue announced Thursday it is once again answering calls from customers for more Mint flights with the addition of two new routes to feature the airline’s popular premium service with lie-flat seating. Later this year, JetBlue will begin operating seasonal Saturday Mint service between New...

Alaska and United Announce More Flights From U.S. During High Tourist Season

As a complement to the efforts and negotiations carried out by the Costa Rica Tourism Board, the ICT, to increase the frequencies of flights from the United States, Alaska airline announced on Tuesday an increase of frequency on the Los Angeles - San José...

Vinci Buys Stake In Costa Rica’s San Jose and Liberia International Airports

France’s Vinci Airports announced the purchase of airports management portfolio of Airports Worldwide, a portfolio comprising operations at twelve airports, that includes a 48.75% stake in Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San José and a 45% stake in Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport...

Immigtation Will Use Face Verification and Fingerprints At Airports

In the not too distant future, arriving at the Juan Santamaria International airport in San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica, will be a breeze,  checking you in 30 seconds, thanks to a new system that could be in place by the end of next year. The...

Costa Rica Tourism Leads Service Exports

Of the US$8.792 billion generated from services exports in Costa Rica between April 2016 and March 2017, 45% corresponded to the tourism sector. From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT): Tourism is consolidating itself as the leading sector driving growth of services...

Costa Rica Immigration Going Paperless

Q COSTA RICA - Starting in August, travelers arriving or leaving Costa Rica by way of the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) international airport will not longer require to fill out the paper form known as TIE (Trámite de Ingreso y Egreso). The director of immigration,...

Many Costa Rican Adventure

Q TRAVEL - Just how easy is to drop everything and head to Costa Rica, buying a ticket online and working out the details later? Just ask Moose Lake Star-Gazette's Wick Fisher. Or better yet, read his story. Slightly over five hours from the Minneapolis/St. Paul...

Nicaragua Sets Eyes On Costa Rica’s Tourists

Q COSTA RICA - In a, if you can't have the province, take its tourists attitude, tourism operators in Nicaragua believe that the construction of the Costanera (Pacific coastal highway) will allow European and North American tourists arriving at Costa Rica's Liberia, Guanacaste airport...

Liberia (Guanacaste) Muni Spent Only 8% Of Airport Tax Received

By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo, Vozdeguanacaste.com - The municipality of Liberia has completed only two of 18 projects budgeted for the construction and development of tourism infrastructure in the canton, whose funds are generated by a tax on the use of Daniel Oduber International Airport. The...

Civil Aviation Proposes Changes in Flight Schedules To Decongest Airports

(QCOSTARICA) With the goal of decongesting the use of airport facilities and avoid the long lines at immigration and customs, the new head of Civil Aviation (Aviación Civil), Enio Cubillo, considers it necessary to negotiate with the airlines to schedule their flights throughout the...

Liberia Airport, Its All In The Name

(QCOSTARICA) The confusion of Liberia, Costa Rica and Liberia, Africa arose during the Ebola virus infection last year, as many travelers, mainly from the United States and Canada, confused one for the other. Once again, to avoid the continued confusion, the Tourism Chamber of Guanacaste...

Customs Falls Apart on Saturdays at Daniel Oduber (Guanacaste) Airport

(QCOSTARICA) By Wilberth Villalobos, Vozdeguanacaste.com - The task of quickly and efficiently taking care of passengers entering the country through the Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) in Liberia has become quite an ordeal for customs service officials and for the hundreds of passengers who...

Tourism Minister Says NO to New Airport in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Tourism Minister, Wilhelm von Breymann ruled the project of a new airport in the country, saying that the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) airport has sufficient capacity, saying the improvement and expansion of the Daniel Oduber airport in Liberia has more urgent need. The...

Three Airlines Announced The Start Of Charging Departure Tax On Airline Tickets

QCOSTARICA - American Airlines, US Airways and Copa Airlines this week will be the first airlines in Costa Rica to include the airport departure tax on airline tickets. According to a statement by the Asociación de Líneas Áreas (ALA) - Association of Airlines - starting...

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