If you want to fly within Costa Rica to get to your next destination, the airline that has been around the longest is SANSA Airlines.
Sansa Airlines is a domestic airlines that offers daily flights within Costa Rica. Sansa fly’s to all major tourists destinations in Costa Rica and is an easy and affordable way to travel around Costa Rica.
I have frequently taken Sansa to places such as Quepos and Tamarindo as I can go and come back the same day, if need be and just makes for an easier way to get around. Also since the towns outside of San Jose, tend to be on the smaller side, the need for a car to get around is almost non existent.
Therefore I thought I would write a business like post about the airline since, if the amount of questions I have been asked about it is any indication, there doesn’t seem to be alot of information out there about them Sansa Airlines was created in 1980 and is arguably the most important domestic airline in Costa Rica.
Sansa airlines has flights daily to exciting Costa Rica destinations such as Quepos, Tamarindo, Nosara etc. using Cessna Grand Caravan’s. The Sansa fleet is air-conditioned and has leather seats for your increased comfort.
Sansa Airfare and Flights
The Sansa Cessna Grand Caravan 208 B Aircraft is approved by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Besides providing a safe and reliable flying experience, SANSA airlines is constantly improving its customer service and
Check in time
45 minutes before departure time
Maximum 27 pounds per passenger including carry on, excess luggage will be charged at the counter and the extra luggage is subject to space.
All Sansa REGIONAL Flights departs and arrives at the International Juan Santamaria Airport, next to the Fire Department
Sansa Airlines Limited Liability
The rules and limitations regarding liability are set by the law on the General Directorate of Civil Aviation of Costa Rica.
The Company reserves the right to cancel or postpone a trip free of liability on its part, when it must attend preferential obligations, such as the transfer of sick or injured persons, due to bad weather, or for any other cause for which it deems the suspension necessary, for passenger safety or to protect the Company’s interests.
As a consequence, the company does not assume the inevitable obligation of transporting the passenger on the precise day indicated on this ticket for the trip or for a specified flight.
Furthermore, it reserves the right of not accepting passengers that arrive for the flight in abnormal circumstances that may place the security of the remainder passengers at risk, or that may cause them any type of nuisance
Sansa Airlines Ticket Conditions
Sansa Airline Tickets are issued in the name of a specific person and are not transferable, not endorsable and non-refundable. The carrier may check the identity of the passenger at any given time. Cancellations are allowed 48 hours before departure time and there is a fee of usually $15 per change made (policies applies).
Sansa Airline Tickets are valid only for the flight / date printed on the ticket. Accordingly with the rules set by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation of Costa Rica the company uses a standard weight of 185 pounds per passenger
If the passenger weight is higher than 250 pounds the passenger will have to make an additional reservation and pay an additional ticket. (If there is no space on the flight the company will put the passenger on the next flight available, our will make a full refund).
Loss of Baggage
The indemnification to be paid by Sansa Airlines in the case of lost luggage will not be greater than the corresponding fare for the segment of the trip where the loss of luggage occurred, unless the Company has been obligated separately and in writing to a greater indemnification and charges are paid for it.
Sansa Airlines will receive special luggage, such as fragile and / or delicate articles, without liability for damage, deterioration, or partial or total loss
By the mere fact of using the transportation ticket, the passenger expressly waives any claim that may arise against the aforementioned conditions. In the case of ticket loss by the passenger, the company assumes no liability whatsoever
To ensure their return reservations, all passengers must call Sansa Airline offices at any destination, to reconfirm their flight reservation at least 24 hours prior to flight departure.
Sansa Airlines will cancel any reservation as a ‘no-show’, for those passengers that have not presented themselves at the airport airline counter thirty (30) minutes prior to flight departure. A picture ID will be required at the Sansa Airlines airport counter.
Maximum luggage allowance is 27 pounds per person including carry-on. Excess luggage will be charge at $1.00 per pound. The extra luggage is subject to space . Sansa Airlines may refuse baggage on the basis of excessive volume or safety reasons.
Dimensions Maximum length 6.7 pies/2 mts.
Amounts 1 surfboard per passenger, per flight.
Charges $30 USD per way, per surfboard.
Surfboards are not part of the baggage allowance and are considered subject to space.
Flight Schedules are subject to change without prior notice to the passengers and with no responsibility for the carrier.
Sansa Airlines will not be responsible for any losses or damages caused by the delay, anticipation, suspension, or cancellation of any flight due to force majeure, fortuitous events, adverse weather conditions, mechanical difficulties, or when the carrier decides so for security reasons or to protect the Company’s interests
Current Sansa Destinations
- Coto 47
- Palmar Sur
- Bahia Drake
- San Jose
- Costa Esmeralda
- San Isidro
- La Fortuna
- Puerto Jimenez