Airline Tickets: Prices up 18%
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Between December 2020 and May 2021, the average cost of airline tickets in Costa Rica increased 18%, a variation that is explained by the increase in fuel prices and the depreciation of the local currency.
One of the sectors with the highest contribution to the variation of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in May was Transportation. According to the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC), gasoline, airline tickets and tourist packages abroad were among the main items with the greatest positive effect on the price level.

The official report highlights that during May the prices of airline tickets increased 13% monthly and tour packages abroad 6%.

You may be interested in "Tourism and Travel: Consumer Interests and Preferences"

Nelson Castillo, coordinator of INEC's Price Index Unit, told that in order to establish the increase in air ticket costs, "... air ticket prices for a total of 17 destinations or routes were consulted. These destinations were selected based on information on departures of Costa Ricans to the different destinations and airlines."

Regarding the behavior of the package tour market, Sary Valverde, president of the Costa Rican Association of Travel Agencies (ACAV), explained that "... there is a large number of Costa Rican passengers leaving the country, mainly in the last six weeks there has been a sustained demand, for what we call vacation tourism."

The behavior of the exchange rate is another factor that has influenced the increase in ticket prices. Data from the Central Bank of Costa Rica highlights that between June 8, 2020 and the same date of 2021, the exchange rate went from 583.72 to 621.10 colones per one dollar, which is equivalent to an increase of 6%. See official figures.

Do you know that we are now part of something bigger?
Learn about PREDIK Data-Driven, our new global brand.

Request more information:
Last Name*
Telephone (choose your Country):*

Size of the Company:*
Yes, I want to receive a call from a salesperson*
this site is protected by reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy policy and terms of service.
Need assistance? Contact us
(506) 4001-6423
More on this topic
New Austin - Guanacaste Flight
June 2021
As of November 2, American Airlines will begin operating the route between the U.S. city of Austin, Texas, and the Costa Rican province of Guanacaste.
The new route will be offered to the public three times a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) and arises at the request of the airline's customers, who were looking for more connections and international non-stop alternatives for the fall and winter season, informed the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT).
Vaccine Tourism Boosts Ticket Sales
June 2021
In order to have access to the vaccine against Covid-19, the number of people traveling abroad by air has increased in Guatemala in the last months, being the United States the main destination to which Guatemalans travel.
Data from the Guatemalan Institute of Migration (IGM) show that in the fifth month of the year there was an increase in the number of people who decided to travel abroad, most of them in search of access to the vaccine against the coronavirus.
New Flight between Honduras and El Salvador
June 2021
TAG Airlines launched a direct flight between Tegucigalpa and San Salvador, initially this route will be operated three times a week.
According to executives of the Guatemalan airline, the opening of this new route, which will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, is part of the growth plan that the company is currently executing.
More Low Cost Flights: Guatemala - USA
February 2020
Starting May 10, Frontier Airlines will begin operating flights between the Guatemalan capital and the U.S. cities of Miami and Ontario, California.
According to information provided by company officials, the cost of round trip tickets to either destination will be $198.
air tickets
Key entities
Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Costa Rica)
Costa Rica
travel agency travel agencies trips flight routesflights direct flights Airfare price air carrier air connectivity airfare Air transport Consumer price index Consumer Price Index Price index Price index Consumer Prices Index pricing informationTourism
air carrier
direct flights
flight routes
Air transport
Daily Update Government PurchasesDownload brochure (only in spanish)Trade Inteligence Subscriber Access NewsletterContact Us MarketDataMexico Español
2008-2021 ©
Trade InteligenceWho we areContact Us