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This page provides links to all currently operating international, regional, domestic, passenger and cargo airlines registered in Costa Rica. Click on Airline Name for contact, fleet, route and accident data.


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Airlines in Costa Rica
Airline Main Base
IATA code
ICAO code
IATA Prefix
Start of ops.
Air Costa Rica San José (SJO)
RI
RII
-
2014
Avianca Costa Rica San José (SJO)
LR
LRC
133
1991
Nature Air San José (SJO)
5C
NRR
1991
SANSA San José (SJO)
RZ
LRS
503
1980
Volaris Costa Rica San José (SJO)
Q6
VOC
-
2015

Airlines defunct since 2000 in Costa Rica
Airline Fate
IATA code
ICAO code
Start of ops.
End of ops.
ACS - Air Cargo Services -
-
-
1997
2000
Aeropostal Alas de Centro America Formed by Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela (24%)
-
-
2004
2005
Costa Rica Skies Started services 2/11/07; ceased flying in 3/08
-
CSR
2006
2008
JHM Cargo Expreso Formed by Grupo TACA. Merged into TACA Int'l
-
JHM
1966
2001
LACSA Renamed as Avianca Costa Rica
LR
LRC
1946
2004
West Caribbean Costa Rica Formed by Colombia's West Caribbean AW
0W
WCR
2003
2005

Airline hull loss accidents in Costa Rica
Date
Airline Aircraft type Reg. Location Fatal
Cat.
03-Sep-07 Jet Lease Corp. Rockwell Sabreliner 70 N726JR San José-Jua... 0 crashed
28-Nov-01 AeroPerlas, op.for SANSA Cessna 208B Grand Caravan HP-1405APP near Quepos 3 crashed
26-Aug-00 AeroPerlas, op.for SANSA Cessna 208B Grand Caravan HP-1357APP Arenal Volcano 10 crashed
15-Jan-00 TACSA Let L-410UVP-E YS-09-C San José 5 crashed
07-Mar-97 Travelair BN-2A-26 Islander N851JA near Guapiles 0 crashed
17-Nov-91 SAHSA Boeing 737-2K6 EI-CBL San José-Jua... 0 crashed
15-Jan-90 SANSA CASA C-212 Aviocar 200 TI-SAB near San José-Jua... 23 crashed
26-May-88 Aeronica Douglas DC-6 YN-CBE near Puerto Limon 6 crashed
23-May-88 LACSA Boeing 727-22 TI-LRC San José-Jua... 0 crashed
21-Dec-87 Aeronica Douglas DC-6BF YN-BFO Boca Rio San... 0 crashed
19-Apr-84 SANSA Douglas C-47 (DC-3) TI-SAA Cerro Alto S... 4 crashed
03-Sep-80 Pan Am Boeing 727-21 N327PA San José-Jua... 0 crashed
20-Aug-77 Monarch Aviation Convair CV-880 N8817E near San José-Jua... 3 crashed
06-Dec-70 LASA Douglas DC-3A PP-CDH near Turrialba Vo...   crashed
23-May-70 LAV Curtiss C-46A YV-C-AMK near Isla San Lucas 7 crashed
07-Oct-68 Aerovias del Valle BN-2 Islander TI-1063C near Paso Canoas ... 10 crashed
29-Dec-64 LASA Curtiss C-46 CC-CAN near Turrialba 6 crashed
12-May-61 LACSA Douglas R4D-4 (DC-3) TI-1006C Cerro Arenal 2 crashed
08-Nov-60 LACSA Curtiss C-46A TI-1024C Palmar Sur A... 0 crashed
25-Jun-60 LACSA Douglas C-47 (DC-3) TI-1023 near San José-La ... 1 crashed
15-Aug-59 LACSA Douglas DC-3A-414A TI-1005C San Isidro d... 0+ 1 crashed
10-Jul-59 Aerolineas Nacionales Curtiss C-46 TI-1020 San José-La ... 0 crashed
15-Jun-53 LACSA Douglas C-47B (DC-3) TI-1002 San Ramon Mts. 9 crashed
24-Apr-48 TAN Douglas C-47 (DC-3) TI-161 San Isidro d... 0 destroyed
03-May-47 TACA Lockheed 18 Lodestar TI-84 near Nicoya Airpo... 11 crashed
17-Dec-46 Winged Cargo Inc. Douglas C-47A (DC-3) NC88876 near Tilaran 7 crashed
27-Nov-46 LACSA Douglas C-47A (DC-3) RX-76 near San José 23 crashed
04-Dec-40 TACA Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor TI-51 Puntarenas   crashed
25-Feb-40 TACA Ford 5-AT-C Tri-Motor TI-33 San Isidro   crashed

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