commercial airline in Costa Rica

LACSA was/is the flag carrier of Costa Rica.[3] Pan Am founded the airline on October 17, 1945.[4] The first flight was on June 1, 1946.[5] In 1992, TACA Airlines bought 86% of LACSA.[6] Most of LACSA's planes were repainted in the TACA Airlines paint-job.[7] The original LACSA stopped flying in 2014.[8] However, the new LACSA is now a subsidiary of Avianca.[9]

IATA ICAO Callsign
Commenced operations1946
HubsJuan Santamaría International Airport
Frequent-flyer programLACSA PASS [1]
AllianceStar Alliance
Fleet size26
Company sloganNos encanta la gente (We love the people)[2]
Parent companyAvianca
HeadquartersSan José, Costa Rica



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  4. "Pan American World Airways « Latin American Airlines & Industry News".
  5. "From LACSA, to TACA to AVIANCA!". 28 May 2013.
  6. "LACSA".
  7. "Avianca Costa Rica, S.A. - Hahn Air Lines".
  8. "Finally. LACSA is no More". 12 January 2014.
  9. "AviancaTaca - World Airline News". Archived from the original on 2016-03-22. Retrieved 2016-04-30.