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Air Costa Rica wants to be the new international carrier of Costa Rica

Air Costa Rica (San Jose) is a new airline that plans to bring back to Costa Rica a national carrier. Air Costa Rica is a joint venture between local business interests and Air Panama (2nd) (Panama City). The upstart will be going through the certification process with the DGAC and plans to begin flying flights to international destinations. The company is planning to operate Boeing 737s to Panama, Mexico, Nicaragua and San Andres Island (Colombia).

Read the full report from The Costa Rica Star: CLICK HERE

Top Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Aero Costa Rica became a competitor to LACSa and broke the monopoly but it only lasted from 1992 to 1997. Boeing 737-2L9 N170PL (msn 22733) taxies at Miami.

Below Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. With the absorption of LACSA, Costa Rica lost its international flag carrier. LACSA also operated the Boeing 737 before they were replaced with Airbus A320s under Grupo TACA. Leased from Braathens SAFE, Boeing 737-296 LN-BRL (msn 22277) pushes back from the gate at Miami.

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Frontier Airlines celebrates its 18th birthday anniversary

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) turns 18 on Thursday (July 5). The second version of “Frontier” is celebrating by offering a 18% discount off its domestic airfares for two days. The birthday fare sale – which starts today (July 3) and continues through Thursday (July 5) – features 18% savings on travel through mid-November to all of the airline’s destinations across the lower 48 states.

The 18% discount applies to regular and sale fares for travel July 24 through Nov. 14, 2012.

With just a handful of employees, many from the original Frontier Airlines, and a couple of Boeing 737-200s (see above), Colorado’s hometown airline took to the skies on July 5, 1994, from Denver’s old Stapleton Airport. From that small start, the airline with the animals on its tails has spread its wings far and wide – offering service to more than 70 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. Frontier now employs 5,000 aviation professionals, operating from its hub at Denver International Airport.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum.

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