New Charter Flights: Costa Rica - Madrid

Spanish airline Air Comet will operate the Madrid - San Jose three times a week, in alliance with tour operators.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The European company will fly to San Jose on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, operating one 253 passenger plane, and one 261 passenger plane.

Sonia Garro, director of the Air Transport Authority, confirmed that Air Comet was given authorization to operate the charter flights up to September 23. She was quoted by Nacion.com: "Charter flights are different from regular ones, as routes are not constant. The charter flight is hired by a travel agency to serve its customers".

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Costa Rica: Charter Flights to San Andrés and Cancun.

September 2013

Ticas International Airlines has filed an application with the Civil Aviation authority for approval to operate charter flights to Cancun and San Andrés.

The information was confirmed by the director of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Alvaro Vargas, adding that it is likely that an agreement will be reached with representatives of Ticas International Airlines, due to the interest shown.

How Airlines Are Doing in Costa Rica

January 2013

Although the number of airlines has increased from 12 to 19 in the past two years, only those with fixed itineraries can be optimistic.

The number of passengers transported in 2011 by Sansa, a subsidiary of Avianca Taca, grew by 2% in 2012, reaching 76,058. Meanwhile Nature Air grew by 10% in 2012 compared to 2011.

Charter Flights Canada-Panama Kick-Off

November 2009

Canadian airlines Transat and SunWing will operate 115 flights from Canada to Panama.

The Panama's Tourism Authority (ATP) expressed in a communique that they expect the arrival of 25.000 Canadians. Most flights will happen between December and April.

"Meanwhile, Panamanian airline Copa Airlines has not yet received approval from the Airport of Toronto to fly to the Canadian city", reported Prensa.com.

Costa Rican Airline Operation Authorized

September 2015

Air Costa Rica has received a certificate for exploitation and it is expected it will start operating charter flights while completing the necessary procedures to fly to other Central American countries.

The airline Air Costa Rica, "sister" of Air Panama, which already operates flights in the region, received backing from the Technical Department of Civil Aviation for commercial flights in the country.

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