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Managua airport resumes flights after coronavirus closure
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Managua airport resumes flights after coronavirus closure

AFP - September 21, 2020

Managua's international airport on Saturday received its first commercial flight almost six months after airlines suspended routes as a precaution during the Covid-19 pandemic, local media reported.…

Colombia announces $370 mn loan to pandemic-hit airline Avianca
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Travel & Tourism
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Colombia announces $370 mn loan to pandemic-hit airline Avianca

AFP - September 4, 2020

Colombia's government announced last week a $370 million loan to the airline Avianca, which has grounded almost its entire fleet because of the pandemic. The second-largest carrier…

El Salvador will resume international flights on September 19
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Travel & Tourism
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El Salvador will resume international flights on September 19

AFP and The Tico Times - August 18, 2020

Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport in San Salvador will reopen to international passenger flights on September 19, after a six-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the…

News briefs: Costa Rica continues to be country of choice for Swiss visitors
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Costa Rica
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News briefs: Costa Rica continues to be country of choice for Swiss visitors

The Tico Times - August 18, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health system. Here’s what you should know as…

LATAM, Latin America’s largest airline, files for bankruptcy in US
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Airlines
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LATAM, Latin America’s largest airline, files for bankruptcy in US

Miguel SANCHEZ / AFP - May 27, 2020

Shares in Latin America's largest airline plunged on the New York and Santiago stock exchanges on Tuesday after LATAM filed for bankruptcy in the US. LATAM has…

Nearly 150 U.S. citizens leave Nicaragua due to increase in COVID-19
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Central America
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Nearly 150 U.S. citizens leave Nicaragua due to increase in COVID-19

The Tico Times - May 21, 2020

Nearly 150 United States citizens left Nicaragua on Wednesday on an emergency flight authorized by the embassy in Managua in the face of a sharp increase in…

Colombian airline Avianca files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S.
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Travel & Tourism
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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…

Airlines start alerting travelers with flights to Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Airlines start alerting travelers with flights to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 18, 2020

Airlines have begun warning travelers with flights to or from Costa Rica to review and, if necessary, adjust their itineraries. The communications come in response to Costa…

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…

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…