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LÍNEAS AÉREAS COSTARRICENSES S.A. (commercially known as LACSA) is the flagship carrier of Costa Rica, it's currently owned by Colombian carrier Avianca and it currently

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operates under the same name. It's main hub is located in Juan Santamaría Airport in the city of Alajuela, Costa Rica.

Grupo TACA[]

In 1997 LACSA was purchased by Grupo TACA which was initially a Central American airline alliance which also included Aviateca (Guatemala), NICA (Nicaragua) and TACA (El Salvador). all the aircraft remained with it's original livery until 1998 when all 4 airlines changed to a unique livery with Grupo TACA colors.

By mid-2000s Grupo TACA merged all airlines in a unique airline this time called TACA, thought LACSA still had it's own name painted on aircraft.


  • Douglas DC-3
  • BAC-111
  • Boeing 727
  • Douglas DC-8 (cargo)
  • Boeing 737
  • Airbus A320

Accidents and Incidents[]

  • In May 23, 1988 a Boeing 727 failed to take off from Juan Santamaría International Airport in San Jose, crashing against an open field splitting on three parts and setting in fire. Everyone aboard survived.

In popular culture[]

  • LACSA is product placed in the videoclip of the song "Represento" from Costa Rican band Marfil. Some shots to the 727s are seen and at the end of the video the members of the band appear with the LACSA logo.