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April 28. 2018

Juan Santamaría Airport: Second best airport in the region

According to the World Airport Awards of the British consulting firm Skytrax, Juan Santamaria International Airport is the second best airport on the Istmus and the Caribbean.

The Costa Rican airport in Alajuela was only surpassed by the Tocumen Airport in Panama.

With the arrival of Lufthansa (Frankfurt – San Jose nonstop), the number of average weekly direct flights to America and Europe has increased to a sizeable 446 direct flights. In 2017 and early 2018 alone, 23 non-stop flights were added.

Here is a current list of airlines connecting Juan Santamaria Airport with North, South and Central America and Europe:


North / Central America

Airline                         Destination

Aeromexico                  Mexico City

Air Canada                   Toronto

Air Transat                   Toronto, Montreal

Alaska                          Los Angeles

American Airlines         Dallas, Miami, Charlotte, Phoenix

Avianca                        Guatemala City, Mexico City, San Salvador, Tegucigalpa

Copa Airlines                Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras

Delta                             Atlanta, Los Angeles

Jet Blue                        Fort Lauderdale, Orlando

Interjet                          Mexico City

United                          New York, Houston, Washington D.C., Chicago

Viva Aerobus               Cancun

Volaris                          San Salvador, Guatemala City, Mexico City, Cancún,

                                     Guadalajara, Managua, Los Angeles, New York,

                                     soon: Washington 

Spirit                             Fort Lauderdale

Southwest                    Baltimore, Houston, Fort Lauderdale

WestJet                        Toronto


South America

Airline                         Destination

Air Panama                  Panama City

Albatros                        Caracas

Avianca                         Panama City, Lima, Bogota (Nov 16, 2018: Munich)

Copa Airlines                Panama City

Latam                           Lima



Airline                          Destination

Air France                     Paris

British Airways              London

Condor*                         Frankfurt

Edelweiss                      Zürich

Iberia                             Madrid

KLM                              Amsterdam

Lufthansa                      Frankfurt

*with a short stopover in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic



Juan Santamaría Airport: Second best airport in the region


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