Ticos Air Airline Plans to Operate International Flights to Costa Rica

The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – On Monday the Costa Rican team that runs the airline Ticos Air presented the required documentation to the Civil Aviation General Directorate in order to be certified to operate international flights in Costa Rica.

The company will use five 319 Airbus planes and its goal is to begin operations in December this year. This is the third phase of a process that began months ago and is expected to be resolved in two months. The first destinations will be Mexico´s Federal District , Caracas Venezuela, New York and Miami.

Last May Avianca announced the elimination of five direct flights to Costa Rica, which caused the dismissal of 261 employees. The flights affected were: San Jose – Los Angeles, New York, Havana, Quito and Guayaquil. However, the project  Ticos Air was created before, in December last year and currently employs about 22 people, according to its profile on Facebook.

Costa Ricans who want to fly to Central America only have the option of Avianca and Copa, which offer very similar prices. If Ticos Air manages to start operations, it will offer an third alternative for Costa Ricas. EF

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

San Jose, Costa Rica

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