ALTA welcomes a new airline
The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announced the entry of SANSA (Servicios Aéreos Nacionales SA) as a new member
SANSA is a regional airline in Costa Rica based at the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José and founded in 1978 in order to exclusively serve internal flights in the Central American country.
SANSA currently has a network of domestic routes in 13 Costa Rican cities. Most of the routes connect to coastal towns such as Tamarindo, Nosara, Tambor and Quepos, as well as to tourist destinations near the national parks of Costa Rica such as Liberia and La Fortuna, Puerto Jimenez, Drake, among others.
“I am very pleased to welcome SANSA, an airline from our region that received its ISSA safety certification during our most recent ALTA AGM & Airline Leaders Forum in Bogotá. SANSA joined the ISSA Program to receive the necessary training to obtain its certification and contribute to continuing to raise security standards in the region. Costa Rica is a country with amazing natural beauties and we have a great opportunity to stimulate tourism through aviation. We are together and we are proud to work with SANSA to continue working to develop the aerial mesh ”, says José Ricardo Botelho, CEO of ALTA.
In 2011, the company was recognized as the best airline in Costa Rica by CANATUR and as the company most committed to the development of tourism in the South Pacific area. After 43 years of operation, SANSA is one of the most important airlines in Central America. Its fleet consists of 9 Cessna 208 Grand Caravan aircraft including 4 EX models.