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La Costena


9 reviews
Headquarters: A.C. Sandino International Airport. KM 10.5 Carretera Norte, Managua Nicaragua 011 505 2298 5360 Website
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North Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We recently flew La Costena from Managua to the Corn Islands (not Mexico City as TripAdvisor did not recognize Big Corn Island, Aug 2018) and I was really happy with the service. This was our first time to Nicaragua and we were worried about our connection and about flight changes caused by the political situation there. The manager, Bismark, was...

Date of travel: August 2018
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International Economy Managua - Mexico City

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 May 2018

This company is absolutely impossible to get ahold of. We had to change our flight date, and everytime I called the phone just rang and rang. If someone answered, I was immediately transferred and the phone would just ring and ring and end up at a voicemail everytime. I finally got someone on the phone who told me I could...

Date of travel: May 2018
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International Economy Managua - New York City

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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Be very careful when flying from big corn airport to Managua with la costena. I had 15,000 cordobas (c400 dollars) stolen by baggage handling staff and the airline did nothing about it. I had money hidden in my checked baggage and was called into a side room under the pretence of extra checks, however they saw the cash in the...

Date of travel: March 2018
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International Economy London - Managua

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Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We flew from Managua to Big Corn Island and would not have any reservations about doing it again. A few helpful hints: (1) Once you clear immigration/ baggage claim in Managua, go outside and all the way down to the left to find La Costena. (2) Once you check in and get your boarding pass in Managua, go ahead and...

Date of travel: April 2018
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International Economy Houston - Managua

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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
200 reviews
50 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2018

This was fun. Destination was SAN Carlos and then Ometepe Island just across the lake (Nicaragua) though Trip Adviser doesn’t recognise either airport. Plane was a minuscule single engined 12 seater. They solemnly weighed our baggage and charged 12 dollars for 7 pounds overweight. The pilot was at least 100 pounds overweight! Short flights with great views over Lake Nicaragua....

Date of travel: January 2018
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South America Economy Managua - San Carlos de Bariloche

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About La Costena
Managua, Nicaragua-based La Costena (W8) is an airline that operates from a primary hub at Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA) and secondary hub at Bluefields Airport (BEF). It offers scheduled passenger service to about flies to about a dozen destinations across Nicaragua, as well as Toncontín International Airport (TGU) in Honduras. The company also offers charter service. La Costena has a fleet of ATR 42-300 aircraft. The airline was founded in 1999.
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