The new route will operate once a day departing from the International Airport in Managua, Augusto C. Sandino bound for Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport, from where it will return to Managua, in the afternoon.
Despite not operating at night, the international airport in northern Costa Rica received 755,000 passengers during 2014, with the proportion of business travelers increasing.
The increase in air traffic at Daniel Oduber airport in Liberia is mainly due to the expansion in infrastructure made in 2012, which increased the capacity for new airlines and because of this also attracted more passengers. On top of this is the recovery that has begun in tourism and real estate development in the north. At the end of 2014 the airport recorded 6,500 aircraft operations, ie 2,800 more than in 2010.
The Salvadoran airline Veca has announced that as of February 25th it will begin operating three flights per week between San Salvador and Juan Santamaria Airport in San Jose.
From a statement issued by Vuelos Económicos Centroamericanos:
VECA Airlines with the aim of integrating Central America and expanding opportunities for everyone to fly, will be starting operations, from February 25, between the cities of San Salvador and San José, Costa Rica; the direct flights will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Nicaragua suffers from lack of air connectivity and from inflated prices to be paid to fly to Managua from nearby cities.
With only five direct air links, Nicaragua is, along with Honduras, the destination with the highest prices of airline tickets, ranging from $460 to $2117, for only one-way trip within the region. In addition, Nicaragua also receives the least amount of airlines, currenly only 7 companies are available.
The Tourism Authority has announced that it will be negotiating with Alitalia and Emirates Airlines to establish flights from Rome and the United Arab Emirates, and will seek to increase the flights with Iberia and Air France.
As part of these projects to increase air connectivity in the country, the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) is also expected to start operations soon with Aeromexico and Lufthansa. In the case of Iberia and Air France, the purpose is to increase the number of flights carrying by both airlines from 5 to 7.
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