• Costa Rica Real Estate

Hurricane Matthew: Airlines cancel flights between Costa Rica-Florida

October 6, 2016

Four airlines suspended flights between Costa Rica and Florida on Thursday due to the arrival of Hurricane Matthew in the U.S.

The closure of airports in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Orlando prompted airlines to cancel todays’ flights. Some of them are also extending the preventive measure to Friday.

The hurricane continued its track toward the U.S. coastline on Thursday and has strengthened to a category 4, the U.S. National Hurricane Center  reported.

American Airlines confirmed the cancellation of two flights from Juan Santamaría to Miami scheduled for 7:25 a.m. and 11:55 a.m. The airline also cancelled one flight to Miami out of Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, Guanacaste.

Avianca also canceled all flights Thursday from Costa Rica to Miami with layovers in San Salvador, Managua, San Pedro Sula and Guatemala. Flights to Miami from Peru are also suspended.

The airline’s spokeswoman Sofía Valverde said customers can change their tickets, at no charge, by calling the company’s local offices.

Spirit Airlines also cancelled its Thursday flights to Florida due to the closure of airports in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.

Copa Airlines cancelled flights to Miami with layovers in Panama.

Aeris, the company that manages Juan Santamaría International Airport, recommended that travelers review the full list of canceled flights on its website.

On early Thursday afternoon, Matthew had sustained winds of 140 miles per hour and was moving northwest at a speed of 13 mph.

Hurricane Matthew, Oct. 6, 2016.
A projected trajectory for the Hurricane Matthew as of 2 p.m. (EDT) (Via Weather Underground)
Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Lonely Planet names Costa Rica as one of top travel destinations in 2020
Costa Rica
2 views
Costa Rica
2 views

Lonely Planet names Costa Rica as one of top travel destinations in 2020

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 21, 2019

On Monday, Lonely Planet released its best travel destinations for 2020. Costa Rica, the publication says, is among the best…

Sign up for The Tico Times’ weekly newsletter
Newsletter
7 views
Newsletter
7 views

Sign up for The Tico Times’ weekly newsletter

The Tico Times - October 21, 2019

Like many other newspapers, The Tico Times used to deliver a paper copy straight to your mailbox. Today, we still print…

Remembering Tan-Sahsa Flight 414, the deadliest plane crash in Central American history
Central America
86 views
Central America
86 views

Remembering Tan-Sahsa Flight 414, the deadliest plane crash in Central American history

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 21, 2019

On Oct. 21, 1989, Tan-Sahsa Flight 414 crashed while on approach to Toncontín International Airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. One-hundred and…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!