Air Europa Prepares to Fly to Costa Rica

The airline began to apply for permits, and is expected to start operating flights from Europe to the Central American country next year.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Authorities of the General Directorate of Civil Aviation of Costa Rica confirmed that last October 7 the company submitted its application to obtain the Certificate of Exploitation of Foreign Operator.

You may be interested in "Tourism and Travel: Consumer Interests and Preferences" publications state that Air Europa plans to operate flights between Madrid and San José from April 2020 onwards.

On the other hand, Miguel Ángel Uriondo, Communications Director of Globalia, the group to which Air Europa belongs, told that in relation to the information that has been published, he explained that for the moment they will not make "... comments, it will happen until later."

The article adds that "... The information circulating indicates that Air Europa would be opening the flight between Spain and Costa Rica. With this would enter to compete with Iberia, which performs a direct daily service on the same route. Civil Aviation considered that if all the requirements are presented it is possible that this permit is valid for April next year."

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