Rates at Juan Santamaría are going up 6.72 percent

Airline companies will have to pay more at Juan Santamaría airport.

The nation’s price regulating agency has approved a 6.72 percent increase in fees there. An increase was sought by the Consejo Técnico de Aviación Civil, which wanted hikes in the neighborhood of 25 percent.

Rates were last increased in September.

A typical passenger jet that spends 90 minutes at the airport will pay $511 for a number of services once the rates are published. The current amount is $479. That includes a landing fee, the use of the boarding lounge, lighting and use of the infrastructure, according to the published rates. That does not cover costs such as buying fuel.

Airlines typically adjust their rates to cover costs at destinations.

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