Costa Rica: New Flights to Liberia

Air Canada is to operate a weekly flight between Montreal and Guanacaste, while Apple Vacations will offer a weekly connection from Chicago.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Air Canada's inaugural flight to Costa Rica's north west is planned for the end of December and will seek to serve the market of travelers interested in "tropical" destinations, explained representatives of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT in Spanish). reports that, "the route is aimed at high income tourists earning more than $65,000 a year, educated, and likely to spend above average relative to other Canadian tourists".

The Chicago flight is due to be inaugurated in January 2011.

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Panama-Montreal Nonstop Flights

June 2014

With a frequency of four times per week Copa Airlines has began operating a direct flight from Tocumen to the Canadian city of Montreal.

From a press release issued by Copa Airlines:

Copa Airlines, a member of the global airline network Star Alliance, began a nonstop service four times a week between Montreal and Panama on June 3, 2014, as part of its plans for a rapid expansion of the network this year.

Costa Rica Seeks to Recover Air Connectivity

August 2013

The government is negotiating with Peruvian Airlines direct flights between the capital of Peru and San Jose International Airport. reports that "On 17 May, Avianca announced changes to its services in Costa Rica, a measure that eliminated direct flights to Quito and Guayaquil, in South America, and also to Havana, the Cuban capital.

More Iberia Flights Between Spain and Panama

April 2011

The Panamanian government and the airline have widened the scope of their agreement to add a fifth weekly flight with each party investing $370,000 in the route's market.

The signing of the new agreement between Iberia and the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP) will increase the frequency of flights to five per week from Madrid Barajas airport to Panama's Tocumen International airport.

New Flight Between Costa Rica and the U.S.

September 2010

From January 14th, 2011, Apple Vacations Tourism Company will offer a direct flight between Liberia and Chicago.

The new route will be operated by the airline USA3000, with vacation packages aimed at middle and upper-middle class citizens.

These packages "... include tours of three to four nights at La Fortuna and Monteverde. Apple Vacations also offers tours to San Jose, Manuel Antonio, Arenal, Tortuguero, and Turrialba".

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