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Airline Wars: Southwest Airlines Objects to Volaris Costa Rica’s FACP Application

Airline Wars: Southwest Airlines Objects to Volaris Costa Rica’s FACP Application

Q COSTA RICA – Southwest Airlines has lodged an objection against the application by Volaris Costa Rica for a Foreign Air Carrier Permit (FACP) and Exemption Authority from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). The US carrier contends that Volaris Costa Rica is not a Costa Rican company but is wholly owned by a […]

Volaris Now With Cheap Flights To Nicaragua

Volaris Now With Cheap Flights To Nicaragua

Q TRAVEL – Volaris, the low-cost airline with service from San Jose, Costa Rica, will begin direct flights to Managua, Nicaragua starting in April. The airline, in making the announcement Wednesday, said the flights will be daily leaving the Juan Santamaria international airport in San Jose (SJO) at 2:00pm and arriving at the Managua at […]

Is The Low-Cost Airline Model Crashing in Costa Rica?

Is The Low-Cost Airline Model Crashing in Costa Rica?

Q COSTA RICA / A few months back the lines for seats on low-cost airlines with their offers of cheap flights within Central America were long. Volaris, Veca and Wingo took to the skies with no-frills and cheap fares. The big names, Avianca and Copa followed. But is it all crashing down? On Tuesday Veca […]

Shake Up In Low-Cost Airlines In Costa Rica?

Shake Up In Low-Cost Airlines In Costa Rica?

Q COSTA RICA – The low-cost airline Wingo that began operations in Costa Rica last month announced the cancellation of its San José – Guatemala, reports La Nación. According to Wingo, its low-cost flights to that destination do not have enough market to maintain operations. “We take this opportunity to inform that from January 10, […]

Low-cost Airlines Push Down Regional Fares

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 Turismo (ICT) – Costa Rica Tourism Board – classifies low-cost […]

Costa Rica’s “Ultra-Low” Regional Airline Took To The Skies

Costa Rica’s “Ultra-Low” Regional Airline Took To The Skies

Q TRAVEL – With a return fare starting at US$136.41, Volaris Costa Rica kicked off operations today with two daily flights to Guatemala and becoming the least expensive regional airline. The airline offers one flight in the morning and another in the afternoon. The deal includes one carry on, priority boarding, seat selection and one […]

Low-Cost Mexican Airline Will Offer Flights to Cancun and Guadalajara From San Jose

Low-Cost Mexican Airline Will Offer Flights to Cancun and Guadalajara From San Jose

QCOSTARICA – Starting September 10, 2015, the low-cost Mexican airline will begin weekly flights between Cancun and Guadalajara from San Jose. The direct flights will be on Thursdays and Sundays on an Airbus 320. Last month, Volaris applied to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (Dirección General de Aviación Civil) for permission to offer the […]

Low-Cost Airlines Gain Speed In Costa Rica

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 airports. Last year, the low-cost airlines moved 13% of the total […]