Volaris Costa Rica

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Volaris Costa Rica
Volaris logo (black background).svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Commenced operationsNovember 2016
Operating bases
Fleet size3
Parent companyVolaris
Key peopleFernando Naranjo, CEO

Volaris Costa Rica is a low-cost airline based at Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José, Costa Rica. It is a subsidiary of Mexican airline Volaris. Announced in March 2016, the airline began operations in November with flights to Guatemala City.


Parent company Volaris announced the creation of Volaris Costa Rica in March 2016, at which point the subsidiary was already nearing the end of certification with Costa Rican officials.[3][4] Volaris confirmed in November 2016 that its Costa Rican subsidiary had obtained its air operator's certificate.[5] Volaris Costa Rica operated its first flight – from its San José base to Guatemala City – on November 30, 2016, using an Airbus A320 wet leased from Volaris.[6][7] The airline's initial area of focus is flights within Central America.[5]

Corporate affairs[edit]

Volaris Costa Rica is a subsidiary of Mexican airline Volaris and operates as a low-cost carrier.[7] The airline's chief executive officer is Fernando Naranjo.[5]


The airline flies to the following destinations as of September 2018:[8]

Airline hub
Seasonal destination
Future destination
Terminated destination
Country City Airport Notes
Costa Rica San José Juan Santamaría International Airport Base
El Salvador San Salvador Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport
Guatemala Guatemala City La Aurora International Airport
México Cancún Cancún International Airport
México Guadalajara Guadalajara International Airport
México Mexico City Mexico City International Airport
México Tijuana Tijuana International Airport [9]
Nicaragua Managua Augusto C. Sandino International Airport
United States Los Angeles Los Angeles International Airport
United States New York City John F. Kennedy International Airport
United States Washington D. C. Washington Dulles International Airport


Volaris Costa Rica flies airplanes leased from its parent company Volaris as of August 2018:[11]

Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A319-100 3 144
Total 3


  1. ^ a b "Volaris Costa Rica". ch-aviation. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  2. ^ "JO 7340.2G Contractions" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. January 2017. p. CAM 1-3. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Volaris sets up Costa Rican unit; eyes 2H launch". ch-aviation. March 2016. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  4. ^ Rodríguez, Raquel (March 2016). ""Los precios para volar entre Centroamérica serán los más bajos"" [The fares to fly in Central America will be the lowest]. La República (in Spanish). Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "Volaris Costa Rica secures AOC, to launch in late 4Q16". ch-aviation. November 2016. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "Volaris Costa Rica commences operations". ch-aviation. December 2016. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  7. ^ a b Cabrera, Omar (December 2016). "Dos aerolíneas de bajo costo inician vuelos en Centroamérica" [Two low-cost airlines start flights in Central America]. El Diario de Hoy (in Spanish). San Salvador. Archived from the original on December 8, 2016. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "Volaris Costa Rica airline profile". CAPA Centre for Aviation. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Volaris Costa Rica announces flights to Tijuana" (in Spanish). EnElAire. October 2017. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  10. ^ a b c "Volaris Costa Rica will fly to three United States destinations from March 2018" (in Spanish). El Financiero. December 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  11. ^ "Volaris Costa Rica: ready to stimulate Central America-US market if DOT rejects Southwest objection". CAPA Centre for Aviation. 19 July 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017.

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