As the busiest airport in Costa Rica, Juan Santamaría International Airport is not a hub for any particular airline but it is a major focus city for some Central American and South American airline companies.
TACA Airlines claims the busiest schedule in the main airport of San Jose, Costa Rica. This company is the official flag carrier for El Salvador. However, most of the TACA Airlines service at Juan Santamaría International Airport is actually operated by LACSA, which is the official national airline of Costa Rica. The relationship is that TACA Airlines is the parent company of LACSA.
Costa Rica’s flag carrier links Juan Santamaría International Airport with other important destinations in Central America and South America. Brasilia, Bogota, Caracas, Guatemala City, Lima, Mexico City, Panama City, Monterrey, and Quito are directly linked to Costa Rica’s capital city thanks to LACSA service. Additionally, LACSA offers direct flights to El Salvador International Airport, where the parent company TACA Airlines is based. Thanks to Costa Rica’s national airline, San Jose is also connected to major U.S. cities like New York City, Miami, and Los Angeles. Toronto Pearson International Airport is another major destination in North America that is listed on the year round scheduled of LACSA.
The S Terminal at Juan Santamaría International Airport is entirely dedicated to TACA Regional. This service includes flights mostly to destinations within Costa Rica. El Salvador’s regional brand connects San Jose with domestic destinations such as Drake’s Bay, Liberia, Limon, Palma Sur, and Quepos. All other airlines use the M terminal at Juan Santamaría International Airport.
Juan Santamaría International Airport is well served by a major airline from Costa Rica’s good neighbor Panama. Copa Airlines links San Jose with Tocumen International Airport in Panama City. Additionally, Panama’s flag carrier connects Costa Rica’s capital with other Central American countries such as Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. Air Panama is another major Panamanian carrier that serves San Jose, Costa Rica. Aeromexico, Avianca, Copa Airlines Colombia, and TACA Peru are other large South American airlines that operate at Juan Santamaría International Airport.
Thanks to Iberia, Juan Santamaría International Airport is connected to one of the most important cities in the Spanish speaking world. Spain’s national airline offers non-stop flights to Madrid Barajas Airport in Spain’s capital. The German airline Condor is the other European company that serves Costa Rica’s capital city.
American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Spirit Airlines, US Airways, and United Airlines connect Juan Santamaría International Airport with major airports in the United States. Air Canada, CanJet, and SunWings Airlines link Costa Rica with major cities in Canada.