Venezeuela has an airline called Albatross that had started in December 2014. It was authorized to transport cargo, mail and passengers in 2010. It has flown from Venezuela to other countries such as Aruba, Curacao, Barranquilla, Colombia, Trinidad and Haiti. Starting on May 2nd, Albatross will begin flights between San Jose, Costa Rica, Caracas, and Venezuela. Flights will only take place three days a week: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Simón Bolívar de Maiquetía International Airport. Each airplane carries a maximum of 112 passengers with 12 of them flying first class.
The flights from Venezuela are time restricted. Flights to San Jose will leave Simón Bolívar de Maiquetía International Airport in Venezuela at precisely 7am and arrive at 10am at the Juan Santamaria airport in San Jose. People like David Osio who want to travel to Caracas will be boarding at 8am. In 2015, 23,565 citizens of Venezuela had traveled to Costa Rica last year by air. Albatross usually travels to countries in South America, though it is supposed to compete with Avianca.
Avianca is South America’s second oldest airline, founded in 1919 under the name of SCADTA. After going through different name changes, it became Avianca in 2009. Avianca has 87 destinations and travels to 22 different countries which David has seen most, including Miami, Florida in the United States.