Avianca Nicaragua

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La Costeña
La Costeña logo.png
Commenced operations 1999
Hubs Augusto C. Sandino International Airport
Secondary hubs Bluefields Airport
Focus cities Bluefields, Corn Island
Alliance Star Alliance (affiliate)
Fleet size 13
Destinations 10
Company slogan Wings that unite Nicaragua, Alas que Unen a Nicaragua
Headquarters Managua, Nicaragua

Aerotaxis La Costeña S.A., trading as Avianca Nicaragua, is an airline based in Managua, Nicaragua. It operates passenger services from Managua to 10 domestic destinations as part of the Grupo TACA regional system. Its main base is Augusto C. Sandino International Airport, Managua.[2]


The airline started operations in November 1999. It has 140 employees (at September 2011).


Avianca Nicaragua operates scheduled services to the following domestic destinations: Bluefields, Bonanza, Corn Islands, Managua, Ometepe, Puerto Cabezas, Rosita, San Carlos, Siuna and Waspam. They also operate one international service to Tegucigalpa Airport in Honduras.[3]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • 20 July 1999 Flight 10 - La Costena Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (YN-CED), on a flight from Managua to Bluefields, descended prematurely and flew into a remote Cerro Silva hillside, killing all 2 crew and 14 passengers. A GPS device had been removed for use in another aircraft before the flight.[4]


As of April 2013 the La Costena fleet includes:[2]


  1. ^ IATA Shared Code with NICA Airlines
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 103. 
  3. ^ La Costena schedule
  4. ^ Aviation Safety Network

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