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Costa Rica’s Newest Airline: Ticos Air

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Ticos Air is expected to begin operations in December 2013, and has submitted the documentation to gain a certificate of operation valid for several international destinations.

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Original Article Text From el Financiero CR via Google Translate :

Ticos Airline Air began proceedings to operate international flights to Costa Rica

A Costa Rican team that make the airline Air Ticos Monday presented all the relevant documentation to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation for the certificate of operation of several international destinations.

The company will use five Airbus 319 and the goal is to begin operations in December this year, confirmed EF Gino Renzi, president of the company.

This is the third phase of a process that began months ago. Civil Aviation estimated Renzi give his opinion on one or two months.

The first destinations will be Federal District (Mexico), Caracas (Venezuela), New York and Miami (USA).

Last May Avianca announced the elimination of five direct flights to Costa Rica, and thus, the dismissal of 261 employees. The flights affected were: San Jose, Los Angeles, New York, Havana, Quito and Guayaquil.

However, the project since Ticos Air was created before these layoffs, as the company was formed in December last year and currently employs about 22 people, according to his profile on Facebook.

Flights to Central America to Costa Ricans only have the option of Avianca and Copa, which offer very similar prices. If Ticos Air manages to start operations, would give you an alternative third trip to Costa Rica.

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