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San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport

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Continent: Central America and Caribbean Country: Costa Rica

San Jose
Juan Santamaria International Airport
Location San Jose, Costa Rica
Airport type Commercial
Website [ ]
Overview map [ ]
Tower 118.6
Ground 121.3
Clearance 121.3
Approach 120.5
ATIS 127.3

Official Spotting Locations

Restaurante La Candela

"La Candela" is a restaurant located south of the airport. The airport's only runway 07-25 is located just in front of this place, and it is visited by spotters from all over the world.

  • sample photo: large (photo of the restaurant from the air)

Other Spotting Locations


Locations to Avoid


Regular Traffic

  • ABX Air: 767-200, 767-300
  • Air Canada Rouge: A319
  • Air Panama: Dash 8-Q300, Fokker F-27
  • Air Transat: A330**
  • Aerosucre: 727-200, 737-200**
  • Aeromexico: 737-700**
  • American Airlines: 737-800, 757-200
  • America West: A319
  • Arrow Air: DC-8-63, DC-10-30
  • Condor: 767-300
  • COPA: 737-700, EMB-190
  • Continental Airlines: 737-700, 737-800, 737-900, 757-300*
  • Cubana: Yak-42
  • Delta: 737-800, 757-200*, 767-300*
  • DHL: 727-200
  • Florida West: 767-200 (ABX Air), 767-300 (LAN, Florida West), 747-200 (Atlas Air, Southern Air)*, DC-10-30 (Gemini Air Cargo)
  • Frontier Airlines: A319
  • La Costeña: Cessna 208B
  • Iberia: A340-300, A340-600
  • Interjet: A320
  • TACA / LACSA: A319, A320, A321, ATR-42
  • SANSA: Cessna 208B
  • Spirit Airlines: A319
  • UPS: 757-200, 767-300
  • US Airways: A319, A320, 757-200*



**Charter service. (Air Transat from November 2008 to April 2009) (Aeromexico year-round.)

Facilities and Transportation