Costa Rica strengthens its connectivity in Colombia and Ecuador

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Costa Rica strengthens its connectivity in Colombia and Ecuador
Source: ICT
March 28, 2022

Avianca adds three new direct routes from San José: Cartagena, Medellín and Quito

At 10:15 today flight AV647 took off to Quito -Ecuador- with which Avianca consolidates its network of direct routes from Costa Rica, thus becoming the largest operator in the country with 57 flights taking off each week from the International Airport Juan Santamaría de San José to 12 destinations on the continent.

Added to this new operation are those inaugurated yesterday to Cartagena and Medellín, destinations that are of great interest to Costa Rican passengers.

"Costa Rica has the ideal conditions to grow in connectivity and strengthen its incoming and outgoing tourism. Today our commercial offer allows passengers to have multiple flights from San José to Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City, Cancun, El Salvador, Quito, Cartagena, Medellín, Lima, Bogotá, Guatemala," said Reyna Mejía, Avianca's Commercial Manager for Central America. 
For her part, Carolina Trejos, Marketing Director of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute, expressed: “We are very happy with the opening of this new route to Quito, Ecuador; the flow of passengers between Ecuador and Costa Rica has been constantly growing, evidencing the high interest of the route for the citizens of both countries. By offering connections with other South American countries, the new route also opens up opportunities to develop and strengthen other markets in the southern cone."

The itineraries that the airline offers to the new routes are:

“AERIS, as administrator of the main airport in Costa Rica, celebrates together with Avianca the opening of these three long-awaited routes, which connect us with prominent regional destinations such as Ecuador and Colombia. In addition, with the inauguration the range of options for travelers is also strengthened and allows us to continue contributing to the national economy”, said Ricardo Hernández, Executive Director of AERIS.

“Congratulations to Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia and Avianca because with the open skies policy, the people come together and live better. This is undoubtedly a reflection of the reactivation that the tourism sector continues to have and specifically in Colombia, where by the end of 2021 we managed to increase international air traffic by 107% compared to 2020, as well as increase international visitor arrivals by a 52% respectively”, said Angelino Garzón, Ambassador of Colombia in Costa Rica.

For his part, Bolívar Torres, Ambassador of Ecuador in Costa Rica, mentioned that “Avianca, an airline that operates the second largest fleet in Latin America, inaugurates its flight on the San José-Quito route and this makes it the first airline to fly direct routes between the capitals of Costa Rica and Ecuador, which connects two countries with great tourism resources and potential. These flights will benefit and help boost tourism, trade and investment between both countries."
Avianca has a commercial offer in which passengers can access competitive prices and customize their trip according to their needs to reach more than 120 destinations in America and Europe.
Tickets for this route are already on sale at Avianca sales points, and travel agencies. 


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