Costa Rica continues to improve its connectivity with Canada

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Costa Rica continues to improve its connectivity with Canada
Fri June 07, 2019

The triangular flight of Air Transat will connect Vancouver, San Jose and Liberia. "It is an opportunity to multiply the visits, generate employment and continue strengthening our destiny", commented the Minister of Tourism


As of December 18 and until April 25, 2020, an Airbus A321LR from Air Transat will connect Vancouver, on the Pacific coast of Canada, and two Costa Rican cities, San José and Liberia, a chain that is known as triangular flight.
The route, on sale from this Thursday, June 6, will be offered twice a week (Wednesdays and Saturdays) without allowing cabotage between both national cities, for a total of 38 flights in the season indicated.
The Airbus assigned to this triangular flight is a completely new airplane with a capacity for 199 passengers. Depart from Vancouver at 6.30 a.m. local time and will arrive in Liberia, Guanacaste at 05.25 p.m. local time, with a stop in San José (Costa Rica).
After an 80-minute stop on land, the Airbus continues directly to Vancouver leaving Liberia, Guanacaste at 6:40 p.m. local time, to arrive in Canada at 12.20 midnight, local time.
"A new stage is opening for the coordinated operation of both international airports, Juan Santamaría and Daniel Oduber," said María Amalia Revelo, Minister of Tourism. "The fact that Air Transat becomes the second airline offering a triangular flight to these two airports is an opportunity to multiply visitation, generate employment and continue to strengthen Costa Rica as a tourist destination," he added.
For his part, President Carlos Alvarado reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to continue promoting tourism in our country. "Just as we have been able to overcome the 3 million arrivals for the first time in 2018, we will continue to make progress in strengthening our sustainable tourism offer, thinking of the benefit of the entire population, without exclusions," he said.
After an 80-minute stop on land, the Airbus continues directly to Vancouver leaving Liberia, Guanacaste at 6:40 p.m. local time, to arrive in Canada at 12.20 midnight, local time.
The trip started in Vancouver, Canada can be completed with the same ticket either in San Jose or in Guanacaste. Similarly, you can return to Vancouver directly from Liberia with the same ticket or board in San Jose.
Air Transat operates weekly flights to Juan Santamaría from the cities of Montreal (Monday and Friday) and Toronto (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday). In the case of Daniel Oduber in Liberia, he does it three times a week in Toronto (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and twice a week in Montreal (Wednesday and Friday).
According to the Tourism Satellite Account and the Product Input Matrix of the Central Bank of Costa Rica 2016 -the most recent- there are at least 211 213 jobs linked to tourism. By dividing international arrivals by all routes of 2018 (3 016 667) among this number of jobs, we obtain a relation of 01 direct employment generated in tourism for every 14 international arrivals.

Canadian tourism
From Canada there were 217,006 tourist arrivals in 2018; 92% entered the country by air, the main port of entry to national soil.
Canada represents 7% of total arrivals to the country and 14% of arrivals from North America.
The largest number of arrivals of Canadians to Costa Rica occurs in the months of December to March, during the winter in that North American country.
The average stay for 2017 is estimated at 14 nights, while the average cost per person was estimated at US $ 109.84 per day.
Among the tastes and preferences of Canadians include sun and beach activities, flora and fauna observation, hiking trails and visits to volcanoes, among others, according to exit surveys conducted by the ICT.

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