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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...

Immigration Reinforces San Jose Airport Staff To Meet Greater Influx Of Passengers

The Juan Santamaria International airport in San Jose (SJO) continues to struggle to keep up with the greater influx of passengers during the high season. On Saturday (March 2) the airport handled 137 flights and almost 20,000 passengers (9.892 arrival and 9,687 departures), requiring the...

Passenger On Flight 1079 Tells His Story

On February 1, 2019, United Airlines flight 1079 suffered an engine failure moments after take-off from the Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO). The Boeing 737-800 with 138 people, including crew, was back on the tarmac within minutes of the incident and passengers were immediately attended...

Scammer gets off plane in San Jose and arrested

Immigration police report detaining a Costa Rican woman at the Juan Santamaría (San Jose) International airport, wanted for fraud by the Criminal Court of Pavas since November 2018. The woman, identified by her last names Martínez Pacavita, was detained as she entered the country when...

Poás Volcano had “episodes of incandescence” this morning (Photos & Video)

The Poás volcano presented episodes of eruptions and incandescence in the early hours of this Monday morning. Experts of the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) informed through Facebook that this effect was recorded from 1:51 am. The colossus keeps emanating ash and...

Scary Moments on Flight 1079!

United flight 1079, bound for New Jersey, suffered an engine failure moments after take-off from the Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO) Friday morning. The airplane was able to return safely to the airport. "There were several explosions from the left wing. We all started at once...

Arrivals Faced A 4 Hour Wait At The San Jose Airport on Saturday

A failure in the 'sistema' - system - had thousands of people arriving or leaving Costa Rica waiting. And waiting. And even more waiting. For the passengers of more than a dozen flight arrivals at noon at the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) airport on...

Failure With Immigration System Affected Travelers at San Jose and Liberia Airports

A failure the immigration control systems on Monday affected the arrival and departure of passengers at the Juan Santamaría (San Jose) in Alajuela and Daniel Oduber, in Liberia, Guanacaste airports. Civil Aviation (Aviación Civil) reported that the failure was in the International Police (Interpol) systems...

Juan Santamaría (San Jose) Airport expects 2.5 million tourists

Aeris, the operator of the Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO) or San Jose airport - expects about 2.5 million passengers coming and going through the terminal between December 2018 and April 2019. The end of this year and beginning of the new year is one...

Turrialba Volcano Eruption Delays Flights At San Jose Airport Wednesday Morning

The presence of ash from the Turrialba volcano in the vicinity of the Juan Santamaría (San Jose) airport affected the departure of at least five flights this Wednesday morning, confirmed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and the operations department of Aeris, the airport...

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...

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