Guanacaste receives two new routes from San Francisco and Los Angeles
"In each of these flights comes hope for Costa Rica, whose economic recovery on the coasts and in rural areas is closely linked to tourism," said the Minister of Tourism Gustavo J. Segura
The Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport in Liberia, Guanacaste received this weekend two new routes from the United Airlines airline from the metropolitan cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles, United States.
In addition, it attended four flights that were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
UA's maiden flight Los Angeles - Liberia arrived on Friday at 3:37 p.m., while on Saturday, at 8:17 p.m., the flight that will connect the Californian city of San Francisco with Guanacaste landed.
The routes that resumed operations are KLM from Amsterdam (Tuesday - Thursday - Friday - Sunday), last Tuesday January 5, and this Saturday January 9 Delta Airlines from Los Angeles (06:57 am); West Jet from the Canadian city of Calgary (5:40 pm) and United Airlines from Chicago (7:15 pm)
“In each of these flights comes hope for Costa Rica, whose economic recovery on the coasts and in rural areas is closely linked to tourism, ”said Gustavo J. Segura, Rector Minister of Tourism.
César Jaramillo, General Manager of CORIPORT, the airport's concessionaire and member of the international network VINCI Airports, expressed the effort they have put into alliance with the Government to gradually reactivate the operations of that port of entry.
“Starting 2021 with the announcement of two new United flights is a great achievement because it connects us directly with the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles, considered strategic focuses for attracting tourism. We maintain the application of strict health protocols that guarantee a safe transit of passengers and collaborators, in line with VINCI Airports' “Protejámonos” campaign, "added Jaramillo.
“Costa Rica and Guanacaste in particular is one of the preferred destinations for international tourists, so United Airlines celebrates the opening of new routes from two cities as important economically and touristically for the country as are San Francisco and Los Angeles ”, emphasized Carlos Granados, United's Manager for Costa Rica.
According to ICT studies, San Francisco and Los Angeles occupy the second and third place in the "top 3" of the large cities or metropolitan areas of the United States with the highest concentration of tourists interested in traveling to Costa Rica: tourists with the profile we are looking for, love for nature, culture and sustainability.