Address: Panamericana Hwy, Provincia de Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Phone: +506) 2437 2400
The airport of the Costa Rican capital is 17 kilometers northwest of San José, by the city Alajuela. The airport is officially called Juan Santamaría, after the soldier who was killed in the battle against the Americans in 1856 (Battle of Rivas). The airport is a hub of a local airline Sansa Airlines, bases for Avianca Costa Rica and Volaris Costa Rica, and a focus city for Copa Airlines. Juan Santamaría International Airport was once the busiest airport in Central America, but currently it is ranked second after Tocumen International Airport in Panamá.