Local flights increase in Costa Rica due to executive demand

Executives are increasingly using airplanes or helicopters to do business inside the country.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The increase in business outside of the Central Valley has turned domestic flights into an indispensible tool for executives.
Personnel from large national and foreign-owned businesses are increasingly abandoning cars to move around in airplanes or helicopters.
Records from airlines show that the domestic market for executive flights grew by 35 per cent in the last two years, and further growth is predicted.
Other sectors are looking into air transport as a work tool. These include banks, especially to transport securities, and real estate, which use aircraft to photograph aerial views of properties.

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