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One of world’s largest planes visits Costa Rica: Photos
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One of world’s largest planes visits Costa Rica: Photos

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 1, 2019

An Antonov An-124, among the world's largest planes, landed at Juan Santamaría International Airport in Costa Rica on Friday night. The Ukrainian cargo jet delivered a 30-ton…

Antonov An-124 expected in Costa Rica on Friday afternoon [Updated]
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Costa Rica
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Antonov An-124 expected in Costa Rica on Friday afternoon [Updated]

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 30, 2019

Update: The plane's flight has been changed to Friday, May 31. FlightAware lists a 5:23 p.m. arrival time. To track the plane on FlightAware, click here. The Antonov…

Costa Rica working with FAA to restore Category 1 rating ‘as soon as possible’
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica working with FAA to restore Category 1 rating ‘as soon as possible’

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 14, 2019

Costa Rica’s Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) has pledged it will work with the United States to restore its category rating after the Federal Aviation Administration said the…

Costa Rica ‘does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization safety standards,’ FAA says
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica ‘does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization safety standards,’ FAA says

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 14, 2019

The United States's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that Costa Rica no longer meets the highest international standards for air travel. "The Republic of Costa Rica…

American Airlines expanding service to Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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American Airlines expanding service to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 11, 2019

Visitors to Costa Rica will have additional flight options when the world’s largest airline expands it service to the country. Starting Dec. 18, 2019, American Airlines will…

Small plane crashes near supermarket in San José
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Costa Rica
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Small plane crashes near supermarket in San José

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 10, 2019

The Friday-morning commute took an unexpected turn in Pavas, San José when a Cessna 150 single-engine airplane crashed on a road outside a supermarket. According to reports…

KLM, Air Canada increase flights to Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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KLM, Air Canada increase flights to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 28, 2019

Costa Rica’s status as a tourist destination continues to grow. This month, two major international airlines have announced additional flights to Costa Rica. KLM, the flag-carrier airline…

Trip Report: Flying domestic airlines in Costa Rica
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Travel & Tourism
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Trip Report: Flying domestic airlines in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 6, 2019

TAMBÓR, Puntarenas — Instead of long check-in or security lines, two iguanas watched me carefully, asserting dominance by nodding their heads. Since NatureAir ceased flights last year,…

Construction to begin on new terminal at Limón Airport
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Costa Rica
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Construction to begin on new terminal at Limón Airport

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 21, 2019

The airport in Limón will soon have a modern passenger terminal and is slated to receive several other upgrades as part of a nearly $3 million investment,…

Costa Rica bans 737 Max 8 from its airspace
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica bans 737 Max 8 from its airspace

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 14, 2019

Costa Rica has joined more than 40 countries in temporarily banning Boeing’s 737 Max 8 aircraft, which was involved in two deadly crashes in less than six…

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