Volaris Costa Rica lands for the first time in Peru
The airline seeks to contribute to the economic and tourist reactivation of both countries
Volaris Costa Rica, the national flag ultra-low-cost airline, today began direct flight operations to Lima, Peru, connecting Costa Rica and Central America with this Andean nation for the first time, its first destination in South America.
Lima joins the six direct routes currently operated by the airline from San José to El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico City, Cancun and the United States. Last April, Volaris Costa Rica also announced its route to Bogotá, which will open this month.
With both routes, the airline will increase its passenger flow which, since its start of operations in 2016, has exceeded two million people.
“At Volaris we are defining the new way to travel at low cost, as travelers spend less on their flight and much more on everything Costa Rica has to offer. Both in this country and in Peru, we will capitalize on 'revenge tourism', that of those who want to make up for time lost due to the pandemic, as well as the 'workstation', with which tourists visit a destination for longer while working at distance”, commented Ronny Rodríguez, CEO of Volaris Central America.
The Costa Rican Tourism Institute considers Peru an alternative market with great potential for travelers looking for places to relax in a destination where they can also visit friends and family.
“The arrival of Volaris Costa Rica in Lima, Peru represents an opportunity to increase the tourism market in both directions to one of the destinations with the highest volume in South America. We are sure that it will help to strengthen both the trips of Peruvians to Costa Rica and Costa Ricans to those Inca lands,” said William Rodríguez López, Minister of Tourism.
For its part, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru approved the National Strategy for the Reactivation of the Tourism Sector 2022-2025, which seeks to position the country as a unique destination in experiences, sustainable, competitive, quality and safe.
“From AERIS, administrator of the Juan Santamaría International Airport, we are pleased to have a new route from the Volaris airline, with which we add a travel option to a relevant and valuable destination in South America, such as Peru. We highlight the joint work that allows us to provide an attractive opportunity to passengers and strengthen the recovery of the tourism sector, as well as the economic development of the country”, said Ricardo Hernández, general director of AERIS.
Volaris Costa Rica is positioned competitively by being the only national ultra-low-cost airline to join these destinations, which will allow more people to access and enjoy Peru's attractions thanks to lower base fares, which will encourage the sector in one of its most challenging moments.
Those interested can purchase their tickets from $99 dollars, including taxes, for each flight segment.
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Leaving San José at 2:20 p.m., arriving in Lima at 7:00 p.m.
Leaving Lima at 8:00 p.m., arriving in San José at 10:45 p.m.