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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...

Volaris Costa Rica Suspends Flights to Nicaragua

The low-cost airline, Volaris Costa Rica, announced that it will temporarily suspend its operations in Managua, Nicaragua, as of July 1, 2018. "We have taken the decision to temporarily suspend our operations in Nicaragua. Unfortunately, market conditions do not allow us to maintain the operation,...

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...

Deal Between Ultra-Low-Cost Carriers Volaris and Frontier Will Mean More Destinations

Frontier Airlines could soon be landing in more destinations in Mexico and Central America. The ultra-low-fare Frontier and Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States, and Central America announced Tuesday the signing of a codeshare agreement. Frontier passengers could be riding Volaris jets...

Volaris Costa Rica confirms new flights to Los Angeles, New York and Washington

The low-cost airline Volaris Costa Rica confirmed the opening of new routes between San Jose (SJO) and Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK) and Washington D.C. (IAD). The flights cost US$99 one-way (sencillo in Spanish), including taxes on advance purchase. The routes are: San Jose -...

Volaris Costa Rica To Open Three New Low-Cost U.S. Routes In 2018

With a year's operation under its belt, connecting Costa Rica with Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua, Volaris Costa Rica is now setting its eyes on the United States. The airline says it is working on obtaining permits for three new routes to the United...

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,...

Low Cost Carrriers (LCCs) Flying High in Central America

  Low cost carriers (LCCs) airlines are finally starting to penetrate the intra-Central America market, driven primarily by the launch of the region’s first local low-cost operator.   Mexico’s Volaris launched a subsidiary in Costa Rica at the end of 2016 and the new airline has so...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Why Air Travel in Latin America is So Expensive

Q COSTA RICA - It can cost as much or more to fly from San Jose to Managua (a 40 minute flight) or El Salvador than that to and from Miami.  Although there is a trend towards low-cost airlines, such Volaris and Viva, air...

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...

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...

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...

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