Costa Rica Flight Info Update for September 16, 2020

Sep 16, 2020

Latest weekly update for flight/airline info into and out of Costa Rica during the coronavirus pandemic as of September 16, 2020.

The first Iberia flight from Madrid arrived on August 3. Since then, that airline and also Germany’s Lufthansa have been operating twice-weekly services from Madrid and Frankfurt. United Airlines, American Airlines, Copa, and Spirit have also restarted operations.  You’ll see these airlines in bold. We’ll keep updating this list on a weekly or bi-weekly basis until everything is in bold.

Air Canada, Air France, Avianca, British Airways, Edelweiss, and JetBlue have all either introduced or changed their restart dates. Those changing their restart dates have all put them back into November.

Please find below the official Costa Rica flight information as of September 16, 2020.

Aeroméxico: All operations suspended until further notice.

Air Canada: San Jose (SJO) operations to resume on November 1 to/from Toronto. 

Air France: San Jose (SJO) operations to resume on October 27 to/from Paris. 

Air Panama: All operations suspended until further notice.

Air Transat: All operations suspended until further notice.

Alaska: Information still pending from the airline.

Albatros Airlines: All operations suspended until further notice.

American Airlines: San Jose (SJO) operations have resumed as of September 9 to/from Dallas and Miami. Liberia (LIR) operations to resume October 8 to/from Miami.

Avianca: Information still pending from the airline.  

British Airways: San Jose (SJO) operations to resume on November 1 to/from London.

Condor: Information still pending from the airline.

Costa Rica Green Airways (domestic airline): Available for private charter internal charter flights.

Copa Airlines: San Jose operations have resumes as of September 10 to/from Panama City. Information still pending from the airline regarding other routes.

Delta Airlines: Information still pending from the airline. 

Edelweiss: San Jose (SJO) operations to resume on November 1 to/from Zurich.

Iberia: San Jose (SJO) operations have resumed as of August 3. Iberia will be flying to Costa Rica from Madrid (MAD) on Mondays and Fridays (returning SJO to MAD on Tuesdays and Saturdays) for the time being. 

Interjet: Information still pending from the airline.

JetBlue: San Jose (SJO) operations to resume on October 17 to/from Fort Lauderdale, October 25 to/from New York, and October 28 to/from Orlando. JetBlue also plans to fly into Liberia (LIR) from Boston, New York, and Los Angeles starting in October. 

KLM: San Jose operations to resume on October 27 to/from Amsterdam. 

Latam: Information still pending from airline.

Lufthansa: San Jose (SJO) operations have resumed as of  Wednesday, August 5. Lufthansa will be flying to Costa Rica from Frankfurt (FRA) on Wednesdays and Saturdays (returning SJO to FRA on Wednesdays and Saturdays) for the time being.

Sansa (domestic airline): Charter flights now available.

Skyway (domestic airline): Information still pending from airline.

Southwest: Operations to resume in 2021.

Spirit: San Jose (SJO) operations have resumed as of September 10 to/from Fort Lauderdale. Operations will resume October 25 to/from Orlando.

United: San Jose (SJO) operations have resumed as of September 3 to/from Newark and as of September 13 to/from Houston. Thrice-weekly flights (Thursday/Saturday/Sunday) between Liberia (LIR) and Newark have resumed as of September 5. 

Volaris: Information still pending from the airline.

WestJet: All operations suspended until further notice.

Wingo: Information still pending from the airline.

All passengers should contact their airlines directly through their own official channels. You’ll find their Costa Rican telephone numbers here on the Juan Santamaria Airport website. Any of the flights listed above are subject to last minute cancellation or change. 

The current COVID-19 pandemic is ever-changing and flight info will change all the time. We’ll keep this list updated as things change. Freight operations into and out of Costa Rica remain unchanged. 

James Dyde is the editor of centralamerica.com. He lives in Escazu, Costa Rica.