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San Jose airport authorities to get tough on illegal taxis

Authorities of the Juan Santamaría (San Jose) airport committed themselves with airport taxi drivers (orange taxis) operating at the terminal to tighten the surveillance in the area of arrival of passengers, in order to avoid the "hunting" travelers by informal or illegal taxis and...

Airport Taxis To Protest On Monday Against Uber

Heads up if you going/coming to San Jose airport today, Monday, as airport taxi drivers will be protesting along at the entrances and exits of the terminal starting at 9 am. The red or formal taxis are expected to come out in support. The protest...

KLM Will Begin Flying To Liberia Starting October 29

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will, starting October 29, offer four weekly flights connecting Amsterdam with the Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) in Liberia, Guanacaste. The service includes a two-hour intermediate stop at the Juan Santamaría International (SJO) airport in San Jose. Flights are scheduled for Tuesdays,...

San Jose Airport Will Have The First Private Flight Terminal In Costa Rica

The San Jose airport (Juan Santamaria International airport - SJO) will soon have a terminal exclusive for private flights, announced airport manager Aeris Holdings, choosing a Universal Aviation Costa Rica to manage it. Last year, the San Jose airport received more than 800 private flights,...

At The San Jose Airport

Photos from Aeroformación de Costa Rica from the Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO) in San Jose. Photos from Aeroformación de Costa Rica (@aeroformacioncr)

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,...

Immigration Reinforces San Jose Airport Staff To Meet Greater Influx Of Passengers

The Juan Santamaria International airport in San Jose (SJO) continues to struggle to keep up with the greater influx of passengers during the high season. On Saturday (March 2) the airport handled 137 flights and almost 20,000 passengers (9.892 arrival and 9,687 departures), requiring the...

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...

Passenger On Flight 1079 Tells His Story

On February 1, 2019, United Airlines flight 1079 suffered an engine failure moments after take-off from the Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO). The Boeing 737-800 with 138 people, including crew, was back on the tarmac within minutes of the incident and passengers were immediately attended...

Poás Volcano had “episodes of incandescence” this morning (Photos & Video)

The Poás volcano presented episodes of eruptions and incandescence in the early hours of this Monday morning. Experts of the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) informed through Facebook that this effect was recorded from 1:51 am. The colossus keeps emanating ash and...

Welcome to Costa Rica. Wait…wait…wait…wait…wait…wait…wait…ok, you are cleared to enter (or leave)!

Rico's TICO BULL - Good morning, what a crazy day in paradise on Saturday. A system failure of the Poder Judicial (Judiciary) that the country's immigration service connects to had thousands arriving or leaving Costa Rica wait for hours at the San Jose airport. I...

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...

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...

Juan Santamaría (San Jose) Airport expects 2.5 million tourists

Aeris, the operator of the Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO) or San Jose airport - expects about 2.5 million passengers coming and going through the terminal between December 2018 and April 2019. The end of this year and beginning of the new year is one...

Turrialba Volcano Eruption Delays Flights At San Jose Airport Wednesday Morning

The presence of ash from the Turrialba volcano in the vicinity of the Juan Santamaría (San Jose) airport affected the departure of at least five flights this Wednesday morning, confirmed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and the operations department of Aeris, the airport...

Orotina Airport On Hold

A year and a half ago, former President Luis Guillermo Solís signed a decree in which he declared 370 properties - a total of 1,950 hectares - of public interest in the communities of Mastate, Coyolar and La Ceiba in Orotina, Alajuela. The Government's plan...

Volaris will create its Central American hub in Costa Rica and fly to South America

The ultra-low-cost airline Volaris informed that it will convert Costa Rica into its Central American hub and that from here it will open direct flights to South America, starting in 2019. The announcement was made by the new business manager of the airline for Central...

Impressive!

An airplane landing at the Juan Santamaria International airport (SJO) - known as the San Jose airport - in Alajuela.

Spirit Increases San Jose And Orlando Flights

Spirit Airlines, known for offering low-cost rates, has duplicated the number of flights between San Jose (SJO) and Orlando (MCO) to four flights weekly and starting November 7, to daily. "We are very excited to be expanding our service in Costa Rica," said Matt Klein,...

Traveling To Costa Rica With Large Sums of Undeclared Cash Risky Business

When traveling to Costa Rica with more than US$10,000 in cash or its equivalent in colones or euros, nothing happens as long as you declare it on your customs form upon landing. The same applies to land and maritime borders. Customs officials may, however, want...

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...

Watching Planes Takeoff And Land At The San Jose Airport Will Soon Be Only A Memory

Correction: The length of the extention was corrected from 100 feet to 100 yards. The tradition of seeing planes take off and land at the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) international airport will soon come to an end, with the extension of the runway. Though less now...

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...

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...

Spirit Airlines Announces Non-Stop Flights From Orlando To San Jose, Costa Rica

Starting Friday, October 5, Spirit Airlines will be providing non-stop service between Orlando  (MCO) and San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO). For the first month, to November 7, the airline will offer four weekly flights, after that the service will be daily. "We congratulate Spirit Airlines...

Volaris Costa Rica whisks its way to Washington

Volaris Costa Rica, the low cost airline, introduced Washington Dulles (IAD) to its network on May 16, with it beginning a twice-weekly service (Mondays and Wednesdays) service to the US capital from San Jose (SJO) in Costa Rica. The route operates via San Salvador (SAL). “We...

San Jose International Airport Has New Domestic Flights Terminal

From the beginning of this week, the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), in San Jose, has a new terminal for local flights. The project, valued at US$12 million dollars, is part of the expansion investment plans of the airport operator, Aeris. The new domestic flights...

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...

446 Direct Flights Connect Juan Santamaria (SJO) With Europe and The Americas

With the start of the flight from Frankfurt, Germany by Lufthansa, Costa Rica now has a record 446 direct flights a week between San Jose, Europe and the Americas. Of the total, 423 are commercial and 23 chartered. Only in 2017 and the start of 2018,...

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