For the first time the distinguished airline British Airways will add a new route to its operations between United Kingdom and Costa Rica, which is really positive news for Costa Rica.
Costa Rica will be the UK’s first Central American destination, with a new direct flight between London and San Jose starting May 4th, 2016.
It will use Boeing 777, with a capacity of 275 passengers; they estimate to move over 30,000 passengers per year with new connections to 130 different destinations. This news will benefit foreign trade in many ways, thanks to the big capacity of the aircraft.
According to our president, Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, Costa Rica has been trying intensely to obtain new air connections with Europe for the past few years. This achievement is a great opportunity for our country in our continued development as a world class destination.
Said President Solis: “The confirmation of this new connection to the European market allows us to further develop the tourism industry for economic growth that will generate more employment and other benefits.”
Our Tourism Minister, Mauricio Ventura, pointed out that this announcement is one of the most important achievements regarding airlines in Costa Rica; this is the second direct flight to Europe.
Ventura said: “This new opportunity challenges us to continue working on improving the quality of our customer service to ensure that European tourists stay longer and enjoy a great travel experience.”
The prestigious airline, British Airways, flies to 70 countries in the world. Costa Rica was chosen as its first destination in all Central America; this will open many opportunities in the Costa Rican economy.
The Pro Image Costa Rica Group is an alliance of tourism companies that promote tourism in Costa Rica as an attractive destination internationally. With the support of the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT), since 1997, the Pro Image Costa Rica Group has strengthened Costa Rica’s image in traditional markets such as the United States, Canada, Germany, and Spain, and is opening new tourism markets in South America, Europe and Asia
By Maria Laura Charles