On Tuesday, Wingo, the low-cost carrier brand by Copa, inaugurated its first non-stop San José to and from Bogota service.

The flight will be twice weekly, will be twice a week,  on Tuesdays and Fridays, between the Juan Santamaria International airport in San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica and the El Dorado International Airport in Bogota (BOG), Colombia.

From San Jose, the flight this Tuesday, September 10 leaves at 5:18 pm, arriving in Bogotá at 8:10 pm; the return flight from Bogota on Tuesday, September 17 leaves Bogota at 3:30 pm and arrives in San José at 4:18 pm for the fare of US$211. (All times are local).

A one-way San Jose to Bogota flight on Friday, September 6 is US$139.

Fare includes one personal bag (ie backpack) and one carry-on, includes all taxes and airport charges. Additional services, ie checked bags: US$26.25 for 1 extra from San Jose and US$25 from Bogota, US$63 and US$60 for 2 bags and US$99.75 and US$95 for 3 bags (the limit), express check-in, WingoFlex (change in travel dates) and more are available at extra charge.

Special assistance for travelers in a wheelchair, limited mobility, blind or hearing disability, seeing eye dog, insulin syringe, oxygen concentrators is available at no extra charge.

In addition to Wingo, Avianca offers daily non-stop flights between Costa Rica and Colombia, while Copa Airlines offers daily flights to Colombia with a stop-over in Panama.

Editor’s note: While checking flights and prices for this report, the Wingo.com website experienced some problems, would report an error if no flights available for the dates chosen. And the nasty practice of opening a new window for hotel accomodations by Booking.com. Nasty.