Sansa Airlines Costa Rica

Sansa Airlines: Costa Rica’s Domestic Carrier

Sansa Airlines Costa Rica

Sansa Airlines is a regional airline based in San Jose, Costa Rica. It was founded in 1946 and it operates scheduled flights to destinations within Costa Rica, as well as to Panama, Nicaragua, and Honduras. The airline also offers charter services.

Sansa Airlines is known for its on-time performance and its commitment to safety, and has a reputation for providing friendly and reliable service to its customers. It’s the oldest airline of Costa Rica . Sansa has several codeshare agreements with other airlines, including Nature Air and Avianca, which allows for more convenient travel options for passengers.

I have frequently taken Sansa to places such as Quepos and Tamarindo as I can go and come back the same day, if need be and just makes for an easier way to get around. Also since the towns outside of San Jose, tend to be on the smaller side, the need for a car to get around is almost non existent.

Therefore, I thought I would write a business-like post about the airline since, if the number of questions I have been asked about it is any indication, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of information out there about them Sansa Airlines was created in 1980 and is arguably the most important domestic airline in Costa Rica.

Sansa airlines has flights daily to exciting Costa Rica destinations such as Quepos, Tamarindo, Nosara etc. using Cessna Grand Caravan’s. The Sansa fleet is air-conditioned and has leather seats for your increased comfort.

Sansa Airfare and Flights

The Sansa Cessna Grand Caravan 208 B Aircraft is approved by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Besides providing a safe and reliable flying experience, SANSA airlines is constantly improving its customer service and

Check in time
45 minutes before departure time

Luggage allowance

Maximum 27 pounds per passenger including carry on, excess luggage will be charged at the counter and the extra luggage is subject to space.


All Sansa REGIONAL Flights departs and arrives at the International Juan Santamaria Airport, next to the Fire Department

Sansa Airlines Limited Liability

The rules and limitations regarding liability are set by the law on the General Directorate of Civil Aviation of Costa Rica.

The Company reserves the right to cancel or postpone a trip free of liability on its part, when it must attend preferential obligations, such as the transfer of sick or injured persons, due to bad weather, or for any other cause for which it deems the suspension necessary, for passenger safety or to protect the Company’s interests.

As a consequence, the company does not assume the inevitable obligation of transporting the passenger on the precise day indicated on this ticket for the trip or for a specified flight.

Furthermore, it reserves the right of not accepting passengers that arrive for the flight in abnormal circumstances that may place the security of the remainder passengers at risk, or that may cause them any type of nuisance

Sansa Airlines Ticket Conditions

Sansa Airline Tickets are issued in the name of a specific person and are not transferable, not endorsable and non-refundable. The carrier may check the identity of the passenger at any given time. Cancellations are allowed 48 hours before departure time and there is a fee of usually $15 per change made (policies applies).

Sansa Airline Tickets are valid only for the flight / date printed on the ticket. Accordingly with the rules set by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation of Costa Rica the company uses a standard weight of 185 pounds per passenger

If the passenger weight is higher than 250 pounds the passenger will have to make an additional reservation and pay an additional ticket. (If there is no space on the flight the company will put the passenger on the next flight available, our will make a full refund).

 Loss of Baggage

Sansa Airlines Luggage

The indemnification to be paid by Sansa Airlines in the case of lost luggage will not be greater than the corresponding fare for the segment of the trip where the loss of luggage occurred, unless the Company has been obligated separately and in writing to a greater indemnification and charges are paid for it.

Sansa Airlines will receive special luggage, such as fragile and / or delicate articles, without liability for damage, deterioration, or partial or total loss


By the mere fact of using the transportation ticket, the passenger expressly waives any claim that may arise against the aforementioned conditions. In the case of ticket loss by the passenger, the company assumes no liability whatsoever


To ensure their return reservations, all passengers must call Sansa Airline offices at any destination, to reconfirm their flight reservation at least 24 hours prior to flight departure.

Sansa Airlines will cancel any reservation as a ‘no-show’, for those passengers that have not presented themselves at the airport airline counter thirty (30) minutes prior to flight departure. A picture ID will be required at the Sansa Airlines airport counter.

Luggage Allowances

Maximum luggage allowance is 27 pounds per person including carry-on. Excess luggage will be charge at $1.00 per pound. The extra luggage is subject to space . Sansa Airlines may refuse baggage on the basis of excessive volume or safety reasons.


Dimensions Maximum length 6.7 pies/2 mts.
Amounts 1 surfboard per passenger, per flight.
Charges $30 USD per way, per surfboard.

Surfboards are not part of the baggage allowance and are considered subject to space.

Flight Schedule

Flight Schedules are subject to change without prior notice to the passengers and with no responsibility for the carrier.

Sansa Airlines will not be responsible for any losses or damages caused by the delay, anticipation, suspension, or cancellation of any flight due to force majeure, fortuitous events, adverse weather conditions, mechanical difficulties, or when the carrier decides so for security reasons or to protect the Company’s interests

Current Sansa Destinations

  • Quepos
  • Nosara
  • Coto 47
  • Palmar Sur
  • Tambor
  • Bahia Drake
  • San Jose
  • Liberia
  • Costa Esmeralda
  • Golfito
  • Limon
  • Tamarindo
  • San Isidro
  • La Fortuna
  • Puerto Jimenez

If you want to fly within Costa Rica to get to your next destination, you can book a flight on their website Sansa Airlines.