Ranchers are complaining that the increase of $0.20 per kilogram of cattle exported as leather is eroding their competitiveness.
The DGI published in La Gaceta on 4 February that "... In every act of exporting live cattle made by natural persons, it will be mandatory to submit to the Center for Exports (CETREX ) and the Directorate General of Customs Services the taxable receipt in original format which supports retention payments for its verification. "
The 2015 regulation that is being prepared by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation establishes the regulation of commercial and recreational use and provision for tuition and certifications.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is seeking to regulate the commercial and recreational use of drones using regulation that will have as its basis what was established by the International Civil Aviation Organization. It is expected that the official regulation will be ready by June 2015. Meanwhile, it is projected that in the coming days an operational directive will be published which will include some of the regulations for private and commercial activities.
The Civil Aviation authority in Costa Rica has rejected the application made by Ticos Air to obtain the certification as an international airline because it did not meet the requirements within the required timeframe.
The Civil Aviation authority of Costa Rica notified the company that the Ticos Air that their case has been closed because of non compliance with all the "legal, technical and financial" requirements ... needed for the granting of the certification within the timeframe set by the institution.
Air Costa Rica has started the process of gaining certification as an international operator and plans to begin charter flights in six months.
Air Costa Rica is the new brand name of Tica Air according to the Public Registry of the airline, which has launched the second phase of a certification process and expects to receive approval from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation within four to six months to operate as international airline. The first stage of the airline's plans include starting with charter flights to other countries in the region and then opening international routes to the United States, Nicaragua, Panama and Colombia.
The enlargement of Quepos airport will cost $5 million and will allow the operation of aircraft that have capacity for 70 passengers.
With an investment of $5 million expansion has begun on La Managua airport in Quepos. The expansion, which is the responsibility of the Civil Aviation Technical Council, will allow for the arrival of larger aircraft. The airport currently receives up to 20 aircraft a day which have capacity for 16 passengers, but with improvements it will be able to receive aircraft carrying up to 70 occupants.
The Director of Civil Aviation has announced the recruitment of an international consultancy firm to determine the location of a major airport to replace Juan Santamaría in 2025.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation plans to open a large air terminal in the canton of Orotina in 2025, which will have the ability to receive double the amount of passengers as Juan Santamaria International Airport. This month an international consultancy firm will be contracted to select the final location for construction of the new airport.
The abandonment of several routes by Avianca leaves, apparently, niches that could be used by new players.
An article in Elfinancierocr.com reports that "If all goes as planned, 2014 could see the start of operations by three new Central American airlines: Air Ticos, Ticas Airlines and Vuelos Económicos Centroamericanos (VECA). The new companies want to attend to the international passenger routes amid an industry dominated by giants such as Avianca, Copa Airlines, Delta and 20 other international airlines."
El Salvador's Vuelos Económicos Centroamericanos and Costa Rica's Ticos Air and Ticas Airlines are in various stages of preparation and registration to offer flights in the region.
Vuelos Económicos Centroamericanos (CASI) reported that it has leased two Airbus aircraft and will invest nearly $100 million in order to start operations in March 2014. The company is interested in creating a market in the low-cost segment and not competing with airlines such as Avianca and Copa, said Edgar Hasbun, CEO of the company.
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.
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