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Remembering Tan-Sahsa Flight 414, the deadliest plane crash in Central American history
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Central America
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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 thirty-one passengers died in the accident, making…

Domestic airline Aerobell adds flights to SJO
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Domestic airline Aerobell adds flights to SJO

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 21, 2019

Domestic airline Aerobell will operate flights out of Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) starting this December, a company representative told The Tico Times. Starting Dec. 12, the…

Liberia airport improvements nearly complete, government says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Liberia airport improvements nearly complete, government says

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 16, 2019

Improvements to the runway at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in Liberia, Guanacaste are expected to be completed by the end of the month, officials said.…

Civil Aviation Authority grounds Air Panama flights after inspection
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News
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Civil Aviation Authority grounds Air Panama flights after inspection

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 7, 2019

Panama's Civil Aviation Authority (AAC) on Saturday grounded Air Panama flights operated by the Fokker 50 turboprop, impacting travel throughout the Central American country. The temporary suspension…

Equipment failures causing missed approaches, cancellations at Costa Rica’s busiest airport
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Equipment failures causing missed approaches, cancellations at Costa Rica’s busiest airport

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 17, 2019

Issues with the instrument landing system, coupled with the rainy season weather, have caused numerous missed approaches and flight cancellations at Costa Rica's busiest airport. Fourteen flights…

DGAC touts tourism benefits of renovated Drake Bay airport
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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DGAC touts tourism benefits of renovated Drake Bay airport

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 10, 2019

Costa Rica upgraded Drake Bay Airport last year, inaugurating in January 2019 a new runway, expanded apron and a modern passenger terminal. That investment is already showing…

Pic of the Day: Busy morning at Juan Santamaría International Airport
Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: Busy morning at Juan Santamaría International Airport

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 6, 2019

Costa Rica's Juan Santamaría International Airport is busier than ever. The airport, which serves the city of San José and the surrounding Greater Metropolitan Area, has recently…

Low-cost carrier Wingo now flies between Costa Rica and Colombia
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Low-cost carrier Wingo now flies between Costa Rica and Colombia

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 4, 2019

Low-cost carrier Wingo now offers direct flights between Costa Rica and Colombia. The budget airline, which is part of the same parent company as Copa, on Tuesday…

Hurricane Dorian flight cancellations impacting Costa Rica today
Travel and Tourism
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Travel and Tourism
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Hurricane Dorian flight cancellations impacting Costa Rica today

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 4, 2019

Hurricane Dorian has caused just two flight cancellations Wednesday at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) as airports in Florida reopen. According to flight tracking website FlightAware, both…

Airport expansion leads to higher capacity, fewer delays at SJO
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Airport expansion leads to higher capacity, fewer delays at SJO

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 3, 2019

Juan Santamaría International Airport is accommodating more airplanes with greater efficiency thanks to recent infrastructure improvements, Costa Rica's Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) says. According to DGAC, the…

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