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Colombian airline Avianca files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S.
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Colombian airline Avianca files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S.

AFP - May 11, 2020

Avianca, the second-largest airline in Latin America, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States on Sunday to reorganize its debt "due to the unpredictable impact" of…

Avianca suspending all international flights until May
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Central America
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Avianca suspending all international flights until May

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 20, 2020

Friday morning, Avianca announced it is suspending all international flights until April 30 in response to the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. "Today we have to…

Review: Flying Spirit Airlines to Costa Rica
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Review: Flying Spirit Airlines to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 18, 2020

Before you fly Spirit Airlines, make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into. As part of our ongoing series reviewing the airlines that fly to and…

Four people taken to hospital after Avianca flight makes rapid descent during Costa Rica-Colombia route
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News
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Four people taken to hospital after Avianca flight makes rapid descent during Costa Rica-Colombia route

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 23, 2020

Three crew members and one passenger were taken to the hospital for further testing Thursday after Avianca 693 made a rapid descent while operating a route between…

Review: Avianca Airbus A320 and A321 between Colombia and Costa Rica
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Review: Avianca Airbus A320 and A321 between Colombia and Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 13, 2020

Costa Rica welcomes more than 3 million tourists each year, and the vast majority of them arrive via airplane. Because of our large international readership, we at…

Avianca now offers San José-San Andrés flights on weekends
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Airlines
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Avianca now offers San José-San Andrés flights on weekends

L. Arias - July 1, 2015

Avianca this week will launch a new non-stop route between San José and the Caribbean island of San Andrés, Colombia, starting next Friday. The new route will offer…

No more waiting in line to pay exit tax for fliers on American, US Airways and Copa
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Airlines
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No more waiting in line to pay exit tax for fliers on American, US Airways and Copa

The Tico Times - March 19, 2015

Some travelers might feel like they're in first class as they glide past the often long line to pay the exit tax at Costa Rica's Juan Santamaría International Airport…

Travelers beware: Plane ticket to Peru no guarantee of visa
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Airlines
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Travelers beware: Plane ticket to Peru no guarantee of visa

The Tico Times - March 10, 2015

This January, Copa and Avianca airlines offered deals that many Ticos thought were too good to be true: fares as low as $100 round-trip to Lima, Perú, from…

Romanian millionaire found dead on Colombian flight bound for Costa Rica
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Crime
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Romanian millionaire found dead on Colombian flight bound for Costa Rica

The Tico Times - February 26, 2015

Costa Rican authorities are investigating the death of a 53-year-old Romanian millionaire found on an Avianca flight traveling from Bogotá, Colombia to Costa Rica on Wednesday. Costel Comana,…

Avianca denies route cancellations out of Costa Rica, but confirms 60 local layoffs
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Airlines
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Avianca denies route cancellations out of Costa Rica, but confirms 60 local layoffs

L. Arias - January 20, 2015

Media reports on Monday stating that Colombian carrier Avianca will suspend three of its flights from Costa Rica to Mexico, Brazil and Chile starting next month have…