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The United States is preparing to offer its citizens more options for enjoying tourism in Costa Rica at its best way forward.
Last week of June, Alaska Airlines reported that there will be an adjustment in the frequency of departures on the Los Angeles-San José route during the high season. It is expected that the 3 flights per week that are currently being carried out will be increased to one more day.
The airline explained that its itinerary will begin operating at both international airports from November 15th to November 26th, 2018, and from December 16th, 2018 to January 6th, 2019. This new itinerary will allow tourists and residents to have more options to travel to and from the Costa Rican territory.
United Airlines also announced that it will increase the frequencies of the Chicago-San José flight, which will be in effect during January and February of the next year. It is estimated that a daily flight will be made for that season.
The low-cost American airline, Spirit, announced on Thursday, June 14th, a new Orlando-Costa Rica direct flight, starting on October 5th. In the beginning, the route will be operated 4 times a week from the Orlando International Airport to the Juan Santamaría International Airport. As of November 8th of this year, the frequency of the flight will be daily.
The prices of the tickets will be around US$ 350 round trip, depending on the date of travel. Spirit travels to and from Costa Rica more than 10 years ago and is known for offering low-cost-flights.
In September of last year, Spirit announced the opening of its first commercial headquarters in Costa Rica so that customers can make payments or management directly at the airline’s office. In our territory operate other low-cost airlines: SouthWest, Alaska, Volaris, Wingo, Jetblue, Interjet, Frontier and Air Canada, among others.
The North American market continues to be the main generator of tourists in Costa Rica, with almost 1.3 million visitors and a potential market of better prospects of more than US$ 20 million, said María Amalia Revelo, Minister of Tourism.
According to data from the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT), the United States represented the main source of tourists to the country in 2017, accounting for 40% of all international arrivals.
On June 7th, Aeroméxico reported that it will begin to provide a direct service, twice a week, between Mexico City and the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport in Liberia.
It should be noted that according to the Minister of Tourism, María Amalia Revelo, this significant extension in the number of flights also means an increase of 15 thousand seats by the 1st quarter of 2019 for the United States.