Ticos Air Accepting Applications in Costa Rica

Although Ticos Air is new to Costa Rica, the airline is already looking fill a number of technical and administrative positions. Approximately 120 employees are needed to round out the airline’s approaching launch. The new employees will join a staff of 22 current employees.

Ticos Air will begin offering flights as soon as 2014. The documentation required
for operating permits was provided by the airline to the Civil Aviation  Administration in June. Ticos will operate a total of five Airbus 319 airplanes.  The airline’s first destinations will be Caracas, Mexico City, Miami, and New York.

Originally founded in December 2012, the airline has spent significant time establishing their operations in San Jose while purchasing planes, hiring workers, and preparing for their initial launch. The decision by TACA Airlines in May to cease five nonstop Costa Rican flights from the US as well as other countries has opened a market opportunity for new airlines, including Ticos Air. With their decision to stop the nonstop flights, TACA also elected to lay off more than 250 employees. The move came as TACA works to integrate their operations with Avianca, the Columbian-owned airline.

John Wieland

John Wieland

John currently believes that this is the best time in history to being a buyer in Costa Rica. He studies global markets and the flow of funds meticulously and is seeing an upswing. He is currently working with Haute Living Magazine to promote a higher quality of luxury homes to discerning clientele throughout the US. He is rigorous in his pursuit to expand such marketing efforts and visits prominent markets like Los Angeles, Miami, New York and more to build upon his network of affluent brokers. As the President of Coldwell Banker Costa Rica’s nine offices, his #1 Priority for his franchisees’ is training. With an ever-changing industry, he carefully reviews the performance of each office and is committed to helping each succeed. He is committed to growing the brand in Costa Rica from nine offices by implementing systems and a useful business tools that brings all the offices together. A visionary and consummate professional, John saw the benefit of starting an alliance amongst other brokerages and in 2008, spearheaded Southern Pacific Alliance of Realtors (SPAR). Although this may be his most challenging work, the sustainability of this business model has already proven to be a tremendous success and benefit for the area brokers. He has built networks spanning multiple countries and is committed to providing the highest level of client service. John, a self-proclaimed wine snob, currently resides in Playa Uvita where he often chooses wine from his hidden stash while his wife prepares something fantastic to pair with it. They continue to travel and visited Spain and Germany and also enjoyed a trip to visit family in California & Arizona. He has purchased a couple properties this year and has plans to build their family home next year in Ballena. An avid golfer, he was able to tick off Torrey Pines in San Diego and PGA Championship in Palm Beach from his bucket list. He is currently reading such books like “The One Thing”, “Business Adventures”, “Tomorrow’s Gold” and “The Clipper Ship Strategy” while also finding time to play the guitar for his wife and daughter.” Keep an eye for his new love of writing on his blog and other various industry platforms.