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COSTA RICA | Liberia
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport

MRLB

A ground handling facility at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport, supporting trips throughout Costa Rica

Delmark Muir

On behalf of our team,
welcome to Costa Rica!

Our nation is known for having the happiest, warmest people in the world, and that warmth extends throughout our operations. When you choose Universal Aviation Costa Rica – Liberia, we will serve you with what is known locally as “Pura Vida.” Beyond our smiles, there is a foundation of professionalism, honesty and respect for our clients. Our goal is that service exceed your expectations in reliability and effectiveness.

I look forward to working with you on your next trip.

Sincerely,

Delmark Muir

Managing Director
Universal Aviation Costa Rica – Liberia

Three different ways we can take care of your
ground support needs throughout Costa Rica

  • We operate ground support facilities at MROC and MRLB.
  • We can send our agents to meet you at any destination.
  • We can help coordinate ground support for any location.

Services

Ground support capabilities

Languages spoken Spanish and English
Customs and immigration? Yes
UVair® contract fuel available? Yes
Conference rooms? No
Limousine service and car rental? Yes
Crew accommodation arrangements? Yes
Security arrangements? Yes
Maintenance? Yes
Direct ramp access? Yes
Computerized worldwide weather briefings? Yes
Baggage handling? Yes
Permit coordination? Yes
Lav service? Yes

Flight support

RVSM: Implemented
ACAS/TCAS II: Required
ICAO Annex 16, Chapter II: No restrictions
RNP 5/RNP 10 airspace: Not implemented
8.33 MHz channel spacing: Not required
Airport fire protection category: MRLB: 9

Directions

From downtown Liberia, head 8 miles southwest on Route 21 downtown to reach Daniel Oduber International Airport. Our office is located 1/4 mile westbound (ramp side) from main terminal.

Facility contact information

Aeropuerto Daniel Oduber Quiros
Edifico Principal, 1ER Piso, Office 160
Liberia, Guanacaste,
Costa Rica

Location FAQ

Hours of operation 0700 – 1800 (0600 – 0700 and 1701 – 2359 on request)
Airport restrictions? No
Noise restrictions? No
Slots required? No
VIP passenger lounge? Yes
VIP crew lounge? Yes
Air conditioning? Yes
Internet access/Wi-Fi? Yes
Digital newspapers No
Refreshments? Yes
Flight-plan filing? Yes
Restrooms? Yes
Showers? No
Prayer room? No
Hangarage? No
VIP catering? Yes

Recent articles discussing operating in Costa Rica

from our Operational Insight blog

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Flight Planning, Weather, & NOTAMs

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Flight Planning, Weather, & NOTAMs

For business aircraft operators, flight planning for Costa Rica is a straightforward process if the destination is an international airport. Additional considerations apply for any operation to domestic airfields within the country… Read more.

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Permits, PPRs, and Airport Slots

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Permits, PPRs, and Airport Slots

While Costa Rica is a relatively easy and business aviation-friendly environment, there are operating and parking limitations to be mindful of. Aircraft parking availability can be an issue during high season. There are no guarantees that airport authorities will approve a General Aviation (GA) parking request during the busy season… Read more.

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Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Airport Operations

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Airport Operations

While landing permits are not needed for private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations, there are certain limitations and considerations that must be taken into account regarding airport options and Airports of Entry (AOEs) when flying to Costa Rica… Read more.

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Fuel, Additional Services, and Security

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Fuel, Additional Services, and Security

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Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Ground Handling – Part 2

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Ground Handling – Part 2

Continuing from our last article covering ground handling in Costa Rica, there are some additional considerations when it comes to aircraft parking, in-flight catering, and using domestic airfields that you should be aware of when operating your business jet to this country… Read more.

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Ground Handling – Part 1

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Ground Handling – Part 1

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Contact Information

Contact details for Universal Aviation at MRLB
Contact detail Location detail
Country: Costa Rica
Main office: Liberia, Costa Rica
ICAO: MRLB
Other office(s): San Jose (MROC)
Locations served: All of Costa Rica
Radio frequency: 131.00 MHz
SITA: N/A
Managing director: Delmark Muir
Phone: +506 2431 3946 (San Jose)
+506 2668 1191 (Liberia)
Mobile: +506 8 819 2279 (duty mobile)
Fax: +506 2668 1190
+506 2442 0877
Contact us online: E-mail this location
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