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Airport departure tax to rise in July
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Airport departure tax to rise in July

L. Arias - June 13, 2016

Travelers leaving Costa Rica by air will have to pay an extra $2 in taxes starting in July, bringing the total cost of the airport departure tax…

Flight delays, cancellations after latest Turrialba eruptions 
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Flight delays, cancellations after latest Turrialba eruptions 

Zach Dyer - May 20, 2016

Costa Rica’s main international airport remains open after Turrialba Volcano erupted again Friday morning in the latest of a series of powerful recent eruptions. While the airport…

Costa Rica airport restricts liquids in carry-ons
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Costa Rica airport restricts liquids in carry-ons

L. Arias - April 14, 2016

Starting April 19, the Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) will enforce the same airport restrictions on liquids, aerosols or gels in carry-on luggage as the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.…

Costa Rica airports increase security following Brussels blasts
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Costa Rica airports increase security following Brussels blasts

Zach Dyer - March 22, 2016

Travelers should give themselves at least three hours to pass through security at Juan Santamaría International Airport on Tuesday and throughout the week after terrorist attacks in…

Costa Rica’s Tobías Bolaños International Airport to reopen nighttime service
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Costa Rica’s Tobías Bolaños International Airport to reopen nighttime service

L. Arias - November 24, 2015

Starting on Dec. 1, Costa Rica’s Tobías Bolaños International Airport in Pavas, west of San José, will operate from 6-9 p.m. after night hours were suspended in October. As a cost-cutting measure, the terminal…

Ex-President José Figueres ‘saw life flash before his eyes’ in near airplane accident
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Ex-President José Figueres ‘saw life flash before his eyes’ in near airplane accident

Zach Dyer - October 15, 2015

Former President of Costa Rica José María Figueres Olsen(1994-1998) had a rough landing Wednesday at Tobías Bolaños International Airport outside San José. Figueres said that he was…

Costa Rica begins fumigating planes at international airports to halt spread of animal disease
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Costa Rica begins fumigating planes at international airports to halt spread of animal disease

L. Arias - August 26, 2015

Costa Rica’s National Animal Health Service (SENASA) this week began fumigating all aircraft entering the country as well as some flights leaving its international terminals in order to…

Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría Airport expands capacity with new departure lounges, boarding bridges
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Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría Airport expands capacity with new departure lounges, boarding bridges

L. Arias - August 19, 2015

Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) inaugurated on Tuesday two new waiting areas and two new boarding bridges that will allow for larger aircraft. The expansion project, which…

Juan Santamaría International Airport now offers discounted long-term parking
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Juan Santamaría International Airport now offers discounted long-term parking

L. Arias - March 6, 2015

Frequent users of the Juan Santamaría International Airport, Costa Rica's main terminal, can now pay discounted long-term parking rates. The new rates took effect in late February. Following an…

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Lawmakers, officials push for 2 new airports in Costa Rica

L. Arias - September 30, 2013

A group of residents in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone, along with officials from the Civil Aviation Administration, on Friday presented environmental impact studies for the construction of…

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