UPDATED March 21: A total of 27 airlines have suspended service to and from the Juan Santamaria International airport – that is the San Jose airport (SJO) – in the face of the national emergency due to the coronavirus covid-19.
The suspension of flights was confirmed by AERIS, the San Jose airport manager and on the website of the airlines.
- AEROMEXICO: It suspended operations to April 12.
- AIR CANADA: It will operate its last flight on April 3 and will suspend operations until further notice.
- AIR FRANCE: will maintain operations until March 22.
- AIR PANAMA: It suspended operations to April 12.
- AIR TRANSAT: It will operate its last flight on March 22, leaving San Jose for Toronto and will suspend operations until further notice.
- ALASKA: It will suspend operations from March 22 to April 12.
- ALBATROS: Operations suspended until April 17. It will operate a ‘rescue’ flight on March 27.
- AMERICAN AIRLINES: It will suspend operations on March 26 until the beginning of May (no specific date given)
- AVIANCA: All international fights are suspended from March 23 to May 1. Avianca is based in Colombia* as that country is on lockdown.
- BRITISH AIRWAYS: It will suspend operations from March 30 to June 27.
- CONDOR: Operations suspended until April 16. There will be a ‘rescue’ flight on March 21 and 22.
- COPA AIRLINES: Last flight is CM193, March 21 and the operations will be suspended until April 22.
- DELTA: DL786 / 1396 will operate to March 28; DL900 / 903 to March 31; DL325 / DL902 to March 31; DL900 / DL903 will operate only on April 18 and 25; all flights are expected to resume starting on May 2.
- EDELWEISS: It will operate flights on March 22, 24, 27 and 29.
- IBERIA: It will suspend flights on March 25, 28, 29, 30 and 31. April dates are on will see.
- INTERJET: It will reduce flights to only per day at noon until April 13.
- JETBLUE: Flights are suspended until April 12.
- KLM: It will continue flights to March 28, then until further notice.
- LATAM: Flights suspended until April 13.
- LUFTHANSA: It will suspend operations from March 22 to April 13.
- SKYWAY: All flights to Bocas del Toro are suspended until further notice
- SOUTHWEST: It will suspend operations from March 23 to May 3. It will operate a ‘rescue’ flight on March 22.
- SPIRIT AIRLINES: It will continue operations
- UNITED AIRLINES: The last fight is on March 25 and the operations suspended until May 5
- VOLARIS: All flights to El Salvador (SAL), Guatemala (GUA) and US destinations (LAX, JFK & KIAD) are suspended until mid-April. It will continue operations to Mexico.
- WESTJET: Its last flight is March 21 until further notice.
- WINGO: It suspended flights to and from Colombia* until April 30.
* Panama and Colombia have suspended all flights into and out of their countries starting at midnight March 22 for a period of 30 days.
The above is NOT a complete list and information is subject to change after publication.