More Low Cost Flights in Central America

Volaris Costa Rica has announced that its company Fly Aviation has received an air operator certificate from the Civil Aviation authority and will start flying from December 1.

Friday, November 11, 2016

The airline expects to operate between 18 and 22 aircraft in the first three years, starting with flights from Costa Rica to other countries in the region. reports that "...Enrique Beltranena, CEO of Volaris, explained that this new Costa Rican airline will operate commercially from December 1, 2016.  'This news means a lot to us in Volaris, because it represents an opportunity for growth and expansion into other markets, being able to internally connect to the Central American region.'"

"... Currently, the Mexican airline operates in Central America and the Caribbean, connecting Mexico with Costa Rica, Guatemala and Puerto Rico, for which reason it is expected that with the new subsidiary there will be more connectivity in the region."

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More Low Cost Flights Between El Salvador and USA

January 2018

The airline Volaris has announced that starting March 15 it will begin operating three air frequencies from San Salvador to Los Angeles, New York and Washington.

The flight to Los Angeles will start operations on March 15, the airline's manager, Fernando Naranjo, told The flight from San Salvador to New York will operate twice a week starting on April 17.

Low Cost Flights Come to Central America

December 2016

The beginning of operations of several regional airlines in the moderately priced sector is auspicious for trade, and in particular tourism.


The launch in San Jose this week of the ultra low cost airline Volaris Costa Rica, with a presence in Mexico, the United States and Central America, who will begin operating next month with a San Jose, Costa Rica -Guatemala City (Guatemala) route, confirms how activated the business of commercial aviation in Central America has become.

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.

50% Drop in Regional Air Tickets Promised

July 2015

The airline Viva founded with Colombian capital has announced it is requesting permission to fly to Costa Rica and then Central America, through the airline Viva CAN.

The Colombia company Viva, part of the group Viva Aerobus in Mexico and Colombia, expects to operate two aircraft on its flights in the region and transport 250 thousand passengers in the first year of operations in the region.

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