Turrialba Volcano spews ash for fourth consecutive day
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Turrialba Volcano spews ash for fourth consecutive day

L. Arias - September 29, 2016

Turrialba Volcano continued spewing ash and gases on Thursday in what the University of Costa Rica's National Seismological Network (RSN) volcanologist Mauricio Mora called one of its longest…

Airport departure tax to rise in July
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Airport departure tax to rise in July

L. Arias - June 13, 2016

Travelers leaving Costa Rica by air will have to pay an extra $2 in taxes starting in July, bringing the total cost of the airport departure tax…

‘World’s happiest goalie’ Keylor Navas hopes to attract more European tourists
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‘World’s happiest goalie’ Keylor Navas hopes to attract more European tourists

L. Arias - May 23, 2016

Keylor Navas is the star of a new advertising campaign from the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) that that seeks to draw more European tourists here. The Real…

Flight delays, cancellations after latest Turrialba eruptions 
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Flight delays, cancellations after latest Turrialba eruptions 

Zach Dyer - May 20, 2016

Costa Rica’s main international airport remains open after Turrialba Volcano erupted again Friday morning in the latest of a series of powerful recent eruptions. While the airport…

Airlines announce new flights to Costa Rica
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Airlines announce new flights to Costa Rica

L. Arias - April 21, 2016

Three airlines this week announced new flights between Costa Rica and destinations in Canada, Mexico and Venezuela. Air Canada on Wednesday announced it will add a seasonal…

Air France to start direct flights between Paris and San José
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Air France to start direct flights between Paris and San José

Zach Dyer - April 15, 2016

Air France announced new direct flights between Paris and San José on Thursday. Travelers can go from buenos días to bonjour twice a week on Boeing 777-300s starting…

United Airlines ponders an earlier retirement for out-of-favor 747s
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United Airlines ponders an earlier retirement for out-of-favor 747s

Michael Sasso and Julie Johnsson | Bloomberg - February 23, 2016

United Continental Holdings is considering parking its Boeing 747 jumbo jetliner fleet ahead of schedule to make way for newer, more-efficient twin-engine aircraft on its longest routes.…

Honduras to convert US-built airbase into airport for capital
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Honduras to convert US-built airbase into airport for capital

AFP - December 23, 2015

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Honduras is to convert a U.S.-built military airbase northwest of its capital into a civilian airport to replace the city's current one, considered one of the…

Costa Rica welcomes its 1 millionth US tourist this year
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Costa Rica welcomes its 1 millionth US tourist this year

L. Arias - December 19, 2015

A surprise welcome awaited Joel and Kristine Kratochvil and their three daughters, Anna, 16, Leah, 14, and Jenna, 12, at Costa Rica's Juan Santamaría International Airport on Friday. According…

US, Cuba agree to let airlines begin flights
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US, Cuba agree to let airlines begin flights

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - December 17, 2015

HAVANA – Cuba and the United States reached an agreement Wednesday night that will allow U.S. commercial airlines to begin operating flights to the island for the first…