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Iberia Suspends Flights To Costa Rica

Spain's Iberia joins the list of airlines that have suspended flights to and from Costa Rica that it has been operating since 1973, with daily flights for more than a decade. The last flight between Madrid and San Jose will on Friday, March 27. Aeris,...

Covid-19: American Airlines suspends flights in Costa Rica

American Airlines announced Tuesday it will suspend all flights to and from Costa Rica as of Thursday, March 26, in the framework of the global pandemic by COVID-19. The airline said in a statement, flights to and from Costa Rica will resume on May 6. "The...

“No One Checked Me Out”

Rico's TICO BULL - Several arrivals, foreigners, into Costa Rica's Juan Santamaria (San Jose) international airport the last week had a similar answer: no one checked me out. I had each one, how was the line inside (the immigration and customs line), what were you...

Civil Aviation halts flight departure to Panama for review of virus

Costa Rica's Civil Aviation (Dirección General de Aviación Civil) confirmed that at 11:30 pm Saturday, the flight that was delayed for practically most of the day due to an alert for the presence of the coronavirus Covid-19, departed from the Juan Santamaría International or...

There Is NO Suspected Case of Coronavirus in Costa Rica

#NOCOMECUENTO. Social media and various (non-reliable) online websites claimed the first case of coronavirus in Costa Rica. That is not so. Costa Rica DOES NOT have any suspicious or confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19). The Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) ruled out that the...

34 Ticos Arriving From South Korea Under Observation For Coronavirus: None Show Symptoms

Costa Rica Health authorities confirmed Friday that they have 34 Costa Ricans (Ticos) arriving on Tuesday from South Korea under observation, in case they show symptoms of the new Covid-19 coronavirus. Rodrigo Marín Rodríguez, director of Vigilancia de la Salud, said that all these people...

Ministry of Health insists there is no need to prevent travel with China

Costa Rican airports have a coordination and contingency plan in case someone from China (especially Wuhan) arrives in the country with respiratory symptoms. There are also posters with key information and recommendations for tourists entering or leaving the country. All this is part of the...

Santamaria, A UFO!

An Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) - Objeto Volador No Identificado (OVNI), in Spanish -  captured on video on Tuesday afternoon near the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) or San Jose airport, has caused a stir in social networks. So far there have been all kinds...

Two Americans Nabbed At San Jose Airport With US$644,000 In Cash

Two Americans tried to enter Costa Rica, through the San Jose international airport (SJO), with US$644,344 dollars in their carryons. According to a press release from the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública (MSP) - Ministry of Public Security -  the men were identified by their last...

Star Wars Fever Arrives In Costa Rica (Photos)

Good morning and happy Saturday! Star Wars fever arrived at the San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica airport last night, with the landing of the United Airlines Boeing 737-800 with special painting to the new movie of the Star Wars saga, The Rise of Skywalker. ...

What is the impact of recent turbulence on Costa Rica’s commercial aviation?

Volaris announced on November 13 that it would freeze the growth of its operations in Costa Rica. The risk of a strong increase in costs, the possibility of extending a contract and the current competitiveness of fares are the three axes of the tense...

IATA: “High costs and lack of definition of the future of Juan Santamaría airport threaten aviation in Costa Rica”

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed its "deep concern" for the increases in airport charges and the cost of aviation fuel at the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). In addition, the IATA considered that Costa Rica's airport infrastructure expansion plans "do not have a...

Where and when is Costa Rica going to build its new airport?

The government of Costa Rica lacks a roadmap for its plan to build a new international airport at Orotina in the province of Alajuela. After 18 months in office, President Carlos Alvarado assured La Republica that he will hire a study to have a firm...

Economic Situation Forces Costa Ricans To Travel and Spend Less Abroad

Due to the country's economic situation, between 2017 and 2018 there was a 2% drop in the number of Costa Ricans who left from Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO) and 4% in total expenditures abroad. The airport manager, Aeris, figures detail that between 2017 and...

Civil Aviation repairs one of the three systems whose breakdown complicated landings at San Jose

Civil Aviation authorities said their repaired one of the three devices that were out of operation at the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), known as the San Jose airport, a situation that made landings in bad weather difficult. The Dirección General de Aviación Civil confirmed...

Breakdowns In Equipment Complicate Bad Weather Landings At San Jose Airport

Problems with three signaling systems out of operation complicated the landings at the Juan Santamaría International - San Jose airport (SJO) during bad weather conditions on Monday. Aeris, the manager of Costa Rica's main air terminal, reported that on Monday night, 19 flights were affected...

Flat Tire On Runway Flat Tire Delayed Several Flights At San Jose Airport This Morning

A Cessna 208B with a flat tire on the active runway forced the closure of the Juan Santamaría Airport (SJO) - San Jose airport - this Tuesday morning, reported AviacionCR.net on its Facebook page. The airport was fully functional again at 9:20 am after the...

VIP Lounges At the San Jose Airport

Leaving Costa Rica by way of the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), known as the San Jose Airport, means long waits to your fight. Rules at the airport require check-in at the airline counter of at least one hour, though most airlines recommend two...

1999: The Concorde Arrives In Costa Rica

The arrival of the Air France Concorde to the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica in January 1999. The date was Sunday, January 24, 1999, at 1:00 pm. The plane carried 90 passengers who each paid (at the time) US$52,500 for the 20 day...

Different Airplanes That Arrive In Costa Rica Regularly

What is the difference of sizes between various aircraft, especially of those who arrive in Costa Rica regularly. The above image is a composition of 4 different photos taken in Los Angeles (LAX), all from the same point and the same length so that you...

Trapped By Progress: 12 Families Live In The Middle of Taxiway Under Construction at San Jose Airport

Twelve families trapped between the old judicial process of expropriation and the need for the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose (SJO) to expand to accommodate the growth in air travel at Costa Rica's major airport, will soon live literally next to the...

More Flights between Costa Rica and New York

On November 21, 2019, American Airlines will begin operating a new flight between San Jose and New York, and in December another flight between Liberia and New York will begin. The flight connecting San Jose will be daily, departing from John F. Kennedy International Airport...

Man Nabbed At San Jose Airport With US$226,000 In Double Lining Of Suitcase

A 49-year-old man surnamed Molina Restrepo, was arrested Tuesday at the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), after it was found that he was carrying US$226,605 hidden in the double lining of a suitcase. The arrest was made by officers of the Drug Control Police (PCD)...

One of the largest aircraft in the world makes its delivery to Costa Rica (Photos)

The arrival of the Antonov An-124 plane this Friday afternoon/evening at Juan Santamaría airport (SJO) caused amazement among those who came out to see it. This plane brought a 30-ton electric transformer for APM terminals in Moin (Limon). The Antonov An-124 Ruslan, a strategic airlift quadjet....

How to Spend 24 Hours in San José

As home to the country’s largest airport, San José is often the first port of call for many tourists visiting Costa Rica. But with such beautiful countryside and endless coastlines to explore, few spend more than a day or two in the capital. With this...

San Jose airport authorities to get tough on illegal taxis

Authorities of the Juan Santamaría (San Jose) airport committed themselves with airport taxi drivers (orange taxis) operating at the terminal to tighten the surveillance in the area of arrival of passengers, in order to avoid the "hunting" travelers by informal or illegal taxis and...

Airport Taxis To Protest On Monday Against Uber

Heads up if you going/coming to San Jose airport today, Monday, as airport taxi drivers will be protesting along at the entrances and exits of the terminal starting at 9 am. The red or formal taxis are expected to come out in support. The protest...

Taxistas To Demonstrate Against Uber Today, Wednesday!

The formal (red) taxi drivers will take to the streets this Wednesday, May 8, in a new protest against the operation of Uber in Costa Rica. The movement, convened since last week, is scheduled to start at 9:00 am, concentrating on three major points: Paso...

Real Estate Investments: Where are the Most Profitable?

In Costa Rica, it is estimated that rental housing with the best rates of return can be found in Escazú, Santa Ana, Sabana, Rohrmoser and the North of Heredia. Estimates from Colliers International Costa Rica detail that in the case of commercial warehouses, the areas...

April 11, Costa Rica Celebrates Juan Santamaria Day

Today is April 11, Juan Santamaría day, the day that commemorates the drummer in the Costa Rican army, officially recognized as the national hero. The day is a 'legal' holiday in Costa Rica. Juan Santamaría Day is held every April 11. The actions of Juan Santamaría, a...

At The San Jose Airport

Photos from Aeroformación de Costa Rica from the Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO) in San Jose. Photos from Aeroformación de Costa Rica (@aeroformacioncr)

Two Germans Sentenced To 5 Years For Trying To Leave With Tarantuals, Ants and Scorpion

Two Germans nationals who tried to leave Costa Rica with tarantulas, ants and a scorpion were sentenced to five years, but will not go to prison. The foreigners, Goldnik and Ollesch, opted for an abbreviated trial in which the entered a guilty plea in violation...

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