Costa Rica

Juan Santamaría International Airport · San Jose

We operate the country’s first and only general aviation terminal (GAT) located at the airport.

  • IS-BAH Stage 2 Accreditation

Location Details

Support Region
Local Time
24/7 Phone

Radio frequency

131.850 MHz

Languages spoken

Spanish and English

Hours of operation

0600 – 2100 (24 hours on request)




Juan Santamaría International Airport
Alajuela 8003, Costa Rica
Apartado Postal 42-4003

Some Great Reasons to Choose Us

  1. Awarded the Best FBO in Latin America for ADS (Universal Aviation Costa Rica) in 2021 by ProPilot Magazine.
  2. We are an IS-BAH Stage 2 accredited ground handler who operates the country’s first and only general aviation terminal (GAT) located at the airport.
  3. We use three ground agents per operation, more than any other handler in Costa Rica, as operational safety is our top priority.

Services & Amenities for this Location

Featured Services & Amenities

Preferred Service Partner

Catering Arrangements

All Available Services & Amenities

  • Ramp Access
  • Flight Plan Filing
  • Weather Briefings
  • Permit Coordination
  • Baggage Handling
  • Security Arrangements
  • Crew Hotel Arrangements
  • Refreshments
  • Catering Arrangements
  • Ground Transportation
  • VIP Passenger Lounge
  • Crew Lounge
  • Internet Access
  • Maintenance
  • Car Rental
  • Lav Services
  • Oxygen Service
  • Customs & Immigration
  • Restrooms
  • Air Conditioning

Airport Information

Attribute Detail
Airport Name Juan Santamaría International Airport
Location Alajuela Province, Alajuela, Costa Rica
LAT / LON N09°59’38.0000 / W084°12’31.8800
Elevation 3022 ft
Magnetic Variation 001°E
Airport of Entry Yes – AOE
Hours of Operation 24 hours
Fuel Available AVGAS / JetA
Longest Runway 25/07 (9879 ft x 148 ft
Approaches ILS/DME VOR
PPR PPR required
RVSM Implemented
ICAO Annex 16, Chapter II No restrictions
RNAV5/RNAV10 airspace Not implemented
8.33 MHz channel spacing Not required
Fire Category MROC: 9
Customs Yes
Slots Required No
Tower Frequency 118.6
Ground Frequency 121.9
Clearance Frequency 121.300
ATIS 127.300
Airport Diagram

Diagram of MROC

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