Frontier to return to Costa Rica in July with direct flights from Miami and Orlando


April 15, 2021– The low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines announced plans today to return to Costa Rica. Its direct flights from Miami and Orlando to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) will begin in July 2021 with two weekly departures on each route.

“We are thrilled to return to Costa Rica with direct flights from San José to Miami and Orlando beginning in July,” said Daniel Shurz, Senior Vice President, Commercial of Frontier Airlines. “Frontier Airlines focuses on offering affordable rates and friendly service. We hope to welcome locals and visitors alike on board in Florida and show them the marvelous natural beauty of Costa Rica, its enchanting beaches and limitless activities.”

“Frontier’s return to Costa Rica, with the inauguration of the new routes from Miami and Orlando to San José is an encouraging development because these are two key markets: attracting international tourists to our country as well as serving local tourism demand, since the state of Florida is a favorite destination among Costa Ricans,” said Gustavo J. Segura, Costa Rica’s Minister of Tourism.

New routes to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO): 

Miami (MIA) July 2, 2021 2x weekly
Orlando (MCO) July 1, 2021 2x weekly

The frequencies and schedules are subject to change; those interested should check for the most up-to-date schedules.

Frontier doesn’t only offer its customers low airfare, but also the possibility of customizing their travel to their needs and budget. For example, passengers can purchase à la carte options or a low-price package called WORKS. This package includes a refundable ticket, a carry-on bag, a checked bag, seat selection, zero change fees and priority boarding.

Frontier requires all passengers and crew to wear a mask for the entire trip. In addition, everyone flying with Frontier has to complete a health check before flying in which they confirm that:

  • Neither they nor anyone in their family have shown Covid-related symptoms in the last 14 days.
  • They will wash/disinfect their hands before boarding the flight.
  • They understand and acknowledge the airline mask policy and the pre-boarding temperature control policies.

“We applaud the boost to the second half of the year with the presence of a new airline in Costa Rica and the Juan Santamaría International Airport,” said Rafael Mencía, the Executive Director of AERIS Costa Rica. “The arrival of Frontier is a testament to the process of market reactivation and the effective coordination that AERIS has been undertaking along with the Costa Rican Tourism Board to support the sector.”

“Frontier’s routes to and from Miami and Orlando expand the opportunities for Costa Ricans and tourists to have new experiences and visit destinations of interest. With this new partner, Juan Santamaría Airport will continue to build the network of airlines that connect Costa Rica with the world,” Mencía continued.

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Última Modificación: 24/05/2024.
Instituto Costarricense de Turismo