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An airplane landing at the Juan Santamaria International airport (SJO) - known as the San Jose airport - in Alajuela.

Traveling To Costa Rica With Large Sums of Undeclared Cash Risky Business

When traveling to Costa Rica with more than US$10,000 in cash or its equivalent in colones or euros, nothing happens as long as you declare it on your customs form upon landing. The same applies to land and maritime borders. Customs officials may, however, want...

Yellow Alert Declared For Costa Rica’s International Airports

Aviación Civil (Civil Aviation) on Friday issued a 'yellow alert' at all international airports in Costa Rica, as a preventive measure, increasing the security controls in the perimeters of Liberia (LIR) and San Jose (SJO) airports while the national strike continues. The General Director of...

Watching Planes Takeoff And Land At The San Jose Airport Will Soon Be Only A Memory

Correction: The length of the extention was corrected from 100 feet to 100 yards. The tradition of seeing planes take off and land at the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) international airport will soon come to an end, with the extension of the runway. Though less now...

Italian Detained At San Jose Airport With 197 ovules of Cocaine In Stomach

Nervous when boarding a flight to Germany, an Italian national, was arrested while trying to leave Costa Rica with 197 ovules of cocaine inside his body. Following his arrest, the man was transferred to a medical center. The detention was made at the Juan Santamaria international...

Avianca’s New A320neo Will Have Costa Rica As Its Home

One of Avianca's the new Airbus A320neo planes will have Costa Rica as its home, for which it will carry the Costa Rica tail number, as acknowledged by that airline, which will present the aircraft on July 19 at San Jose's Juan Santamaría international...

San Jose International Airport Has New Domestic Flights Terminal

From the beginning of this week, the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), in San Jose, has a new terminal for local flights. The project, valued at US$12 million dollars, is part of the expansion investment plans of the airport operator, Aeris. The new domestic flights...

Vinci Buys Stake In Costa Rica’s San Jose and Liberia International Airports

France’s Vinci Airports announced the purchase of airports management portfolio of Airports Worldwide, a portfolio comprising operations at twelve airports, that includes a 48.75% stake in Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San José and a 45% stake in Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport...

446 Direct Flights Connect Juan Santamaria (SJO) With Europe and The Americas

With the start of the flight from Frankfurt, Germany by Lufthansa, Costa Rica now has a record 446 direct flights a week between San Jose, Europe and the Americas. Of the total, 423 are commercial and 23 chartered. Only in 2017 and the start of 2018,...

Lufthansa Lands in Costa Rica For The First Time

For the first time in the history of Costa Rica, the German airline Lufthansa arrived at the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), directly from Frankfurt (FRA), Germany. The inaugural flight, an Airbus A340-300, with a maximum occupancy of 279 passengers, as received by Mauricio Ventura,...

Patriots’ Duron Harmon Denied Entry Into Costa Rica, Caught With Marijuana

New England Patriots' Duron Harmon was denied entry into Costa Rica for trying to bring marijuana into the country, some 58 grams of cannabis inside a can of ice tea, cannabis oil, a THC candy and four glass containers of compressed marijuana. Authorities at the...

Road Changes at Juan Santamaria (San Jose) Airport – Photos

An aerial view of the changes to the 'airport intersection' posted on Facebook by Fotos Aereas Costa Rica. The aim is to reduce the daily, all day long, traffic congestion east of the international airport. Every year traffic in this area of the General...

Work Begins To Speed Up Traffic At The Juan Santamaría Airport Crossing

On Monday, the first works began for a series of road changes in the area of the Juan Santamaria international airport in Alajuela, focused on streamlining traffic. The initial works consisted of the removal of earth on lands adjacent to the General Cañas, for the...

Air Surveillance Service Made More Official Transport Flights Than Patrols

The Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea (SVA)- Air Surveillance Service - of the Ministry of Public Security made - over two years - more flights of official transport, which is qualified as an exception, than police patrols, according to a study conducted by the Comptroller...

OIJ Raids Offices of Nature Air and Civil Aviation

The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) raided the offices of Nature Air on Monday, located at the airports Tobias Bolaño in Pavas and the Juan Santamaria (San Jose), part of the investigation into the December 31 plane crash that killed 10 Americans tourists and...

San Jose And Liberia Airports Without Immigration Control For More Than 30 Minutes Wednesday

A failure in the system used by the immigration service (Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería) to control passengers leaving the country generated delays in flights and long lines at both the Juan Santamaria, in San Jose (SJO) and Daniel Oduber, in Liberia (LIR),...

Immigtation Will Use Face Verification and Fingerprints At Airports

In the not too distant future, arriving at the Juan Santamaria International airport in San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica, will be a breeze,  checking you in 30 seconds, thanks to a new system that could be in place by the end of next year. The...

QTIPS: In “Transit” At The San Jose Airport

If landing at the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) international airport (SJO)  in “transit”, you can leave (exit) the airport, provided there is a minimum of 5 hours between your flights. If your citizenship requires a visa to enter the country, you will be asked to...

Immigration Nabs Second In Jewelery Store Heists Trying To Leave The Country

The first one got away. The second of the alleged 16 members of the gang in the Escuza jewellery store heists on October 31, didn't run into the same luck or (alleged) corruption of immigration officials. Estaban Obando, interim Director of Migración (immigration service) said...

Meet the Stars of Paradise

Visitots arriving at the Juan Santamaria International airport - San Jose (SJO) - can start of their adventure in paradise, meeting the most emblematic species of Costa Rican wildlife. The San Jose airport invites visitors to take a selfie with the keel-billed toucan, the jaguar,...

Spirit Airlines Opens San Jose Office

The low-cost airline, Spirit Airlines, has opened an office in San Jose, Costa Rica to serve its customers in the country.Opens Office in San Jose The airline has been operating in the country for the past ten years, but this is the first time it...

Costa Rica Tourism Leads Service Exports

Of the US$8.792 billion generated from services exports in Costa Rica between April 2016 and March 2017, 45% corresponded to the tourism sector. From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT): Tourism is consolidating itself as the leading sector driving growth of services...

Italian Tourist Arrested At San Jose Airport For Carrying Hashish-impregnated In Paintings

UPDATE: On Tuesday (July 4) the Alajuela court ordered the Italian tourist to 3 months preventive detention. Q COSTA RICA - An Italian tourist, arriving in Costa Rica from Mexico this Monday morning may be spending more time in the country that he had possibly...

Clashes Between Uber and Taxis Continue, The Latest At The San Jose Airport

Q COSTA RICA - The clashes between formal taxi and Uber drivers continues in Costa Rica, with the latest on Tuesday night, this time at the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) airport in Alajuela. According to reports on the social networks, Uber drivers continue to complain...

Costa Rica Immigration Going Paperless

Q COSTA RICA - Starting in August, travelers arriving or leaving Costa Rica by way of the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) international airport will not longer require to fill out the paper form known as TIE (Trámite de Ingreso y Egreso). The director of immigration,...

Avianca Cuts 91 Jobs In Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - The Colombian airline, Avianca, is cutting back its operations in Costa Rica with the layoff of 91 employees, as part of the airline's reorganization process for greater efficiency and productivity. According to a press release, the airline has decided to centralize...

Intense Rains Blamed For Shut Down Of San Jose Airport Friday Night

Q COSTA RICA The intense rains of Friday afternoon appears to have caused a short-circuit that shut down the runway lights, causing the complete closure of the  Juan Santamaria International - San Jose - airport operations. The closure was confirmed by Ennio Cubillo, director of...

The Poas Acting Up Again

Q COSTA RICA - After several months of relative calm, the Poas Volcano is acting up again, with a small groundwater and ash discharge. Volcanologists Gino González and Yemerith Alpízar of Volcanes Sin Fronteras (Volcanos Without Borders) visited the colossus over the weekend and reported...

Air Costa Rica Takes To The Skies

Q COSTA RICA - AIR COSTA RICA made its first charter flight from the San Jose airport, carrying 89 passengers to Scarlett Martínez International Airport, in Rio Hato, Panama on Friday February 9. The Boeing 737-300 with the Costa Rica flag in the tail took...

The Pophecy Has Been Fulfilled!

EDITORIAL - In his opinion column for Crhoy.com, Edgar Espinoza, writes about nightmare that has gripped us all who live and work or visit the capital city, blaming the massive number of vehicles, government negligence and national neglect as the cause for the traffic...

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...

32 Hours To Fly Home To Toronto From San Jose, Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Passengers on an Air Canada flight 1807 were delayed for 32 hours in San Jose, Costa Rica not because of bad weather or ash from the Turrialba volcano, but because of a passenger count problem. A report by Canada's CBC...

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