JetBlue starts operating flights from New York to San Jose, Costa Rica
"This is the result of a negotiation led by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute hand in hand with Aeris, manager in charge of the Juan Santamaría International Airport," said the Minister of Tourism
With an Airbus A320, the low-cost airline JetBlue offers the route New York - San José. The direct and permanent flight # 1793 leaves the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 6.25 p.m., arriving at SJO at 10.50 p.m .; and flight # 1794 will depart from SJO at 11.59 p.m. arriving at JFK at 6.09 a.m.
"The A320 has a capacity for 150 passengers, which means we are adding 23,400 new seats from our main market, the United States," said María Amalia Revelo, Minister of Tourism. "We offered to strengthen the country's air connectivity and every new announcement we give to the country is in itself an accountability of the work that ICT is taking in partnership with the private company to achieve it," added the head.
"We are pleased to continue announcing the strengthening of Costa Rica's connections with the world, especially with a market as important as New York," said Rafael Mencía, Executive Director of AERIS. "With this new direct route from JetBlue, the airline, faithful to its low-cost style and quality service, expands the range of alternatives for passengers according to convenience of price and schedule," he said.
From SJO JetBlue currently operates a daily flight to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and a daily flight to Orlando (MCO). In addition, JetBlue also offers nonstop service, including Mint seasonal flights, to Liberia, from the airline's home in New York-JFK. JetBlue began serving Costa Rica with the San José service more than a decade ago in March 2009.