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Coronavirus and flights: which airlines are coming and going from Costa Rica?

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, there is confusion about which airlines have flights to and from Costa Rica and which do not. This is the official information of the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) provided by the airport manager, Aeris, as at May...

Civil Aviation prepares protocols for full reopening of international airports

What will the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) and Daniel Oduber (Liberia) airports be like post the coronavirus pandemic? That is what is being discussed at the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (Dirección General de Aviación Civil), together with the administrators of the air terminals, as...

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...

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...

Inaugural Flight: JFK- SJO

American Airlines began on Thursday, November 21 daily service between John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) - San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO). JFK-SJO: Departs New York daily at 3:59 pm and arrives at 9:42 pm Departs the San José area at 11:03 pm and...

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...

New ‘aerodromo’ triggers visitation to Drake Bay

Travel within Costa Rica by air is a tricky business, mostly due to the lack of infrastructure in adequate airfields, aeródromo in Spanish. Even in popular tourist areas like Tamarindo, Quepos, Tambor, and La Fortuna the infrastructure has been sketchy at best. Imagine now some...

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...

Costa Rica Announces US$158 Million Dollar Investment in Airports

The Costa Rican government announced that in the remainder of 2019 and next year, it plans to invest about À90 billion colones (US$158 million dollars) in the modernization of international and regional airports. The Consejo Técnico de Aviación Civil (CETAC) and the Dirección General de...

Avianca cancels 25 unprofitable routes

The cancellation of 25 unprofitable routes and the sale of 24 aircraft are part of Avianca's transformation plan, with which it intends to optimize resources and be more competitive. The airline's parent company efforts are focused on re-profiling its debt and consolidating the capital structure...

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...

Costa Rica Tourist Arrivals Grew 4% up to June 2019

During the first half of the year, 1.73 million visitors arrived in Costa Rica, a figure 3.9% higher than that reported in the same period in 2018, behavior that is explained by the rise in the arrival of tourists from North America.   Figures from the...

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...

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)...

Wingo announces low-cost San Jose and Bogota flights starting in September

The low-cost airline Wingo announced on Wednesday (June 12) that it will begin starting on September 3, a flight between San José, Costa Rica (SJO) and Bogotá, Colombia (BOG), as part of an expansion of international destinations. The new flight would operate on Tuesdays and...

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....

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...

KLM Will Begin Flying To Liberia Starting October 29

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will, starting October 29, offer four weekly flights connecting Amsterdam with the Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) in Liberia, Guanacaste. The service includes a two-hour intermediate stop at the Juan Santamaría International (SJO) airport in San Jose. Flights are scheduled for Tuesdays,...

San Jose Airport Will Have The First Private Flight Terminal In Costa Rica

The San Jose airport (Juan Santamaria International airport - SJO) will soon have a terminal exclusive for private flights, announced airport manager Aeris Holdings, choosing a Universal Aviation Costa Rica to manage it. Last year, the San Jose airport received more than 800 private flights,...

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)

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