Southwest Airlines Will Offer New Flight Opportunities for Those Traveling to Costa Rica
Southwest Airlines recently announced their plans to add international airline service between Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Liberia, Costa Rica. When this additional flight option is added it will be the second route offered by Southwest between BWI Marshall and Costa Rica. This weekly nonstop flight, scheduled to start on November 7, 2015, will make it much easier for those traveling to Costa Rica to and from BWI Marshall.
“As Southwest continues its international expansion at BWI Marshall, our passengers are enjoying new flight opportunities,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Chief Executive Officer for BWI Marshall Airport. “We look forward to connecting our customers to more international cities.”
Tico Times reports that with the new flights to Liberia, Costa Rica, starting in November, Southwest will serve eight international destinations from BWI Marshall Airport. Southwest began service to San José, Costa Rica, in March and the airline will start flights to Los Cabos, Mexico, in June. BWI Marshall was the first international gateway for Southwest Airlines, with international flights beginning on July 1, 2014. International passenger traffic has grown steadily in recent years at BWI Marshall. For the first quarter of 2015, international passengers increased more than 22 percent.
Construction work on the D/E Connector program is now underway at BWI Marshall. This multi-phase development will support added international service at BWI Marshall. The D/E Connector program will offer enhanced services for passengers and support further international growth. The project will create a new security checkpoint to serve domestic and international travelers, construct a new secure connector between Concourse D and Concourse E, and configure airline gates to support additional international flights.
Spirit Airlines Announces 4 New Weekly Flight Opportunities for Those Traveling to Costa Rica from Houston, Texas
In addtion, Spirit Airlines announced their plans to offer four new weekly flights between Houston and Costa Rica starting May 28. Flights will run between Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). “The airline’s rates are, on average, up to 40 percent lower than those of other companies,” says Irisaida Méndez, the carrier’s public relations manager.
Spirit launched daily flights to Costa Rica from Fort Lauderdale, Florida in April 2007 and the company opened a reservations center in Costa Rica in 2009 as tourism in Costa Rica continued to rise.
As the demand for travel to Costa Rica increases, the need for more international flights to Liberia and San Jose are increasing as well. Many international airlines are continuing to offer new flights and more routes to Costa Rica, demonstrating Costa Rica’s efforts to continue to increase tourism from major international markets.