COSTA RICA | San Jose | Juan Santamaría International Airport


A ground handling facility at Juan Santamaría International Airport, supporting trips throughout Costa Rica

This is a ISBAH accredited location.

Jonathan Herrera

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 – San Jose, 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 exceeds your expectations in reliability and effectiveness.

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


Jonathan Herrera

Operations Manager
Universal Aviation Costa Rica – San Jose

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.


Ground support capabilities

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

Flight support

ICAO Annex 16, Chapter II:No restrictions
RNAV5/RNAV10 airspace:Not implemented
8.33 MHz channel spacing:Not required
Airport fire protection category:MROC: 9


Directions to airport

Juan Santamaría International Airport is located in the province of Alajuela, just off Pan American Highway 1, west of San José. If you travel from the central valley (San Jos&eacute, Heredia, Cartago province), most of the roads will meet Highway 1 and follow the signs to the airport. If traveling from the westbound (Atenas, Jaco, San Ramon), follow the signs to Highway 1 and then to the airport.

Directions to office

Once you reach the Airport Blvd. area, Universal Aviation is located in front of the main entrance of the Terminal. Our operations office is located at the main terminal, on the ramp; our customer service and headquarters office is located in front of the airport building across street.

Facility contact information

Universal Aviation Costa Rica – San Jose
Juan Santamaría International Airport
Alajuela 8003, Costa Rica
Apartado Postal 42-4003

Location FAQ

Hours of operation0600 – 2100 (24 hours on request)
Airport restrictions?No
Noise restrictions?No
Slots required?No
VIP passenger lounge?Yes – available in main terminal
VIP crew lounge?Yes
Air conditioning?Yes
Internet access/Wi-Fi?Yes
Digital newspapersNo
Flight-plan filing?Yes
Prayer room?No
VIP catering?Yes
Oxygen Service Available?Available with advanced notice, difficult to obtain in high season

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Contact details for Universal Aviation at MROC
Contact detailLocation detail
Country:Costa Rica
Main office:San Jose, Costa Rica
Other office(s):Liberia (MRLB)
Locations served:All of Costa Rica
Radio frequency:131.850 MHz
Operations Manager:Jonathan Herrera
Phone:+506 2 4304 4786
+506 8848 5766 Operations Manager
+506 8322 9344 Operations Coordinator
Mobile:+506-8819-2279 Duty Mobile
Contact us online:E-mail this location
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