Air Canada has announced that it will increase flights from Canada to San Jose during the cold Canadian winters. As reported to ICT (The Costa Rican Tourism Institute) flights will go from 5 to 11 weekly.
Air Canada will offer the new flights starting in December of 2016 and will increase the number of seats available by 670 passengers per week.
According to Costa Rican Tourism Minister Mauricio Ventura, “It is a priority to further strengthen air links, with the aim of providing facilities so that more Canadian tourists visit Costa Rica, as it represents the second largest source country of tourists entering by air from around the world.”
On average Canadians stay 15.3 nights and spend about $96/day.
This combined with the fact that there are now more direct flights from Europe to Costa Rica means that tourism numbers in Costa Rica are expected to thrive even more than they have over the past few years.