British Airways returns to Juan Santamaría Airport

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British Airways returns to Juan Santamaría Airport
Source: ICT
December 10, 2021

The airline will offer direct connection to London 3 times a week

British Airways returned to Juan Santamaría Airport after more than 18 months of suspending its operations in the country. Starting this December 9, European travelers will have one more option to fly to Costa Rica, connecting the city of London with the main Costa Rican air terminal.

“This is the return of a highly anticipated business partner. With British Airways we recover most of the airlines that facilitate mobility between Juan Santamaría Airport and Europe, specifically connecting with the city of London and attracting a prospect of ideal tourists for our country, with a high level of education, love for nature and culture , in addition to boosting the economy for the length of their stay ”, assured Ricardo Hernández, General Director of AERIS.

The reactivation of these operations is the product of the coordinated work between AERIS and the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT), representing an opportunity for the country to accelerate the recovery of air traffic and enhance the image of Costa Rica as a safe destination.

"With the return of British Airways, one of the most important airlines in Europe, Costa Rica regains the air connectivity it had with the United Kingdom before the pandemic. This is a temporary flight, it will be active until Easter and will return again in October 2022. We hope that British Airways will significantly strengthen the numbers of visitors to our country, particularly from the city of London, where we are very well positioned as a destination for well-being, adventure and nature, "said Gustavo Alvarado, Rector Minister for Tourism.
The first British Airways flight this 2021 returned to the country after 7:00 pm this Thursday in a B772 aircraft and with 300 passengers on board. While his return to the British capital will be around 9:00 pm with 160 travelers.
“We are honored to play our role in reuniting families and friends with their loved ones after so long apart.
The safety of our clients and colleagues has always been at the center of everything we do. We know that some customers have not flown for a long time, we can assure them that we have a range of measures against Covid-19 to provide stress-free and hassle-free travel, ”added Vladimir Salgado, British Airways Sales Manager for Costa Rica.
British Airways returns to Costa Rica just at the start of the high season. During December, the airline will have a frequency of three times a week, flying on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
To date, the Juan Santamaría International Airport connects with 25 destinations around the world, through the operation of 21 international airlines.


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