As the demand for travel to Costa Rica increases, the need for more international flights to Liberia and San Jose increases as well. Just this month, many international airlines announced new flights and more routes to Costa Rica, demonstrating Costa Rica’s efforts to continue to increase tourism from major international markets.
According to Costa Rican Tourism Minister Wilhelm von Breymann, “The U.S. is the biggest source of tourists to Costa Rica. Last year alone we recorded 1,617,442 international arrivals in the country by air, and almost 54 percent of those people came from that country. The increase in the number of flights will help attract more tourists from those U.S. cities,” von Breymann said. And with the recent announcements for new flight routes traveling to Costa Rica, tourism in Costa Rica is certain to continue its rate of impressive growth as one of the leading travel destinations from the U.S. and world-wide.
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Delta Air Lines announced it will increase the number of flights between Costa Rica and the United States starting Nov. 7.
The carrier will open four new flights to the country, with three operating between Liberia, Guanacaste, and Los Angeles, California, while seasonal service will be reinstated between Juan Santamaría International Airport outside Costa Rica’s capital and Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Delta currently operates 40 weekly flights during the peak season, connecting the cities of San José and Liberia with several destinations in the U.S.
Southwest Airlines confirmed plans to add a route from Baltimore to San José that would begin operating on March 7, 2015.
Representatives of U.S. carrier JetBlue confirmed plans to expand operations with a new Boston-Liberia route beginning Nov. 1.
The Costa Rican President commented on the announcement, “Today, JetBlue airlines delivered good news by confirming a new flight to Costa Rica. We applaud the move, which confirms we remain a favorite travel and tourism destination. Undoubtedly we are a competitive country in the tourism business, and JetBlue recognizes Costa Rica as a safe place for investment,” Solís said.
U.S. carrier United Airlines confirmed it will increase the number of nonstop flights between Juan Santamaría International Airport in Costa Rica and hubs at George Bush International Airport in Houston and Newark Liberty in New York, both in the United States.
The increase in flights will coincide with the year-end holiday season, from Dec. 19 to Jan. 4, the company stated in a press relase.
On those dates the airline will add four weekly flights from San José to Houston on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, and two San José-Newark flights on Saturdays and Sundays. All flights will be operated by Boeing 737-800 aircraft with a 152-seat capacity.
(Courtesy of ICT via the Tico Times)