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Costa Rica to begin work with FAA to recover Category 1 status
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Costa Rica to begin work with FAA to recover Category 1 status

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 31, 2019

Costa Rican authorities will meet with the United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) next month in an attempt to recuperate the country’s Category 1 airspace designation. According…

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 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…

Father of copilot rescues his own son following private plane crash in Costa Rica
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Father of copilot rescues his own son following private plane crash in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 4, 2019

Edwin Castro said he was sitting at his desk Monday morning when he received a call every parent dreads: His son was in danger. As Edwin learned…

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.…

Tico carrier Air Costa Rica obtains air operator permit
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Tico carrier Air Costa Rica obtains air operator permit

L. Arias - September 21, 2015

Board members of the Civil Aviation Authority’s Technical Council last week granted Costa Rica’s new airline Air Costa Rica an Air Operator Permit (AOP), according to company general…

Local businesses swat at new regulations, fees for drones
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Business
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Local businesses swat at new regulations, fees for drones

The Tico Times - September 18, 2015

When Matt Damon vacationed in Costa Rica last July, a selfie from a drone-mounted camera appeared on the Facebook page of “The Martian” on the beach in…

New Costa Rican airline plans to launch with flights to Central and South America, US
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New Costa Rican airline plans to launch with flights to Central and South America, US

L. Arias - August 10, 2015

If all goes well with the permitting process, new Costa Rican carrier Air Costa Rica could be jetting people from San José to destinations in the U.S. and…

Travelers in Costa Rica can pay departure tax at airports for 3 more months
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Airlines
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Travelers in Costa Rica can pay departure tax at airports for 3 more months

L. Arias - November 27, 2014

Following the announcement last week that Costa Rica’s $29 airport exit tax will be rolled into the price of airline tickets beginning Dec. 3, Bancrédito officials have clarified…

Good news for travelers: Costa Rica’s airport exit tax (finally) will be added to ticket prices
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Airlines
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Good news for travelers: Costa Rica’s airport exit tax (finally) will be added to ticket prices

L. Arias - November 19, 2014

Costa Rican officials are moving to eliminate an extra bureaucratic step for travelers who depart Costa Rica by air. Beginning Dec. 3, the country's $29 airport exit tax will be rolled…