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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...

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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,...

Lufthansa Lands in Costa Rica For The First Time

For the first time in the history of Costa Rica, the German airline Lufthansa arrived at the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), directly from Frankfurt (FRA), Germany. The inaugural flight, an Airbus A340-300, with a maximum occupancy of 279 passengers, as received by Mauricio Ventura,...

Patriots’ Duron Harmon Denied Entry Into Costa Rica, Caught With Marijuana

New England Patriots' Duron Harmon was denied entry into Costa Rica for trying to bring marijuana into the country, some 58 grams of cannabis inside a can of ice tea, cannabis oil, a THC candy and four glass containers of compressed marijuana. Authorities at the...

Road Changes at Juan Santamaria (San Jose) Airport – Photos

An aerial view of the changes to the 'airport intersection' posted on Facebook by Fotos Aereas Costa Rica. The aim is to reduce the daily, all day long, traffic congestion east of the international airport. Every year traffic in this area of the General...

Increase In Passenger Arrivals Saturates San Jose Airport

The hundreds of tourists arriving at Costa Rica's main international airport, the Juan Santamaria (SJO), in San Jose eager to discover the beauties of the country, must first endure the huge lines when getting off the plane. Within minutes of landing, the line to the...

Air Surveillance Service Made More Official Transport Flights Than Patrols

The Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea (SVA)- Air Surveillance Service - of the Ministry of Public Security made - over two years - more flights of official transport, which is qualified as an exception, than police patrols, according to a study conducted by the Comptroller...

Woman Thought She Was Booked On a Flight to California, Then Landed In San Jose, Costa Rica

It's happened before. More than once that I know of personally and most likely more often than less. Flights booked. Ready to go. Then comes the realization they are not headed for San Jose, Costa Rica, but, rather for San Jose, California. However, for Callie...

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...

QTIPS: In “Transit” At The San Jose Airport

If landing at the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) international airport (SJO)  in “transit”, you can leave (exit) the airport, provided there is a minimum of 5 hours between your flights. If your citizenship requires a visa to enter the country, you will be asked to...

Immigration Nabs Second In Jewelery Store Heists Trying To Leave The Country

The first one got away. The second of the alleged 16 members of the gang in the Escuza jewellery store heists on October 31, didn't run into the same luck or (alleged) corruption of immigration officials. Estaban Obando, interim Director of Migración (immigration service) said...

Meet the Stars of Paradise

Visitots arriving at the Juan Santamaria International airport - San Jose (SJO) - can start of their adventure in paradise, meeting the most emblematic species of Costa Rican wildlife. The San Jose airport invites visitors to take a selfie with the keel-billed toucan, the jaguar,...

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,...

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...

Cartago Kicks Up A Fuss Over San Jose’s New Brand “SJO Vive”

On Wednesday, the Municipality of San José officially unveiled its brand "SJO Vive" to attract Ticos and foreigners to Costa Rica's capital. The ceremony, led by San Jose Mayor Johnny Araya, included the unveiling of the sculpture that will be the motto for the city,...

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