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New Costa Rica and Canada direct flights

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Published on Thursday, May 23, 2024
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Air Transat, one of the major airlines that operate flights between Canada and Costa Rica, announced an increase in the number of flights offered in anticipation of the upcoming North American summer season, which is set to begin in late June.

Starting in July, the airline based in Montreal, Quebec will be operating two extra weekly flights between the Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR), also known as Guanacaste Airport, and the Montréal–Trudeau International Airport (YUL).

According to the Institute of Tourism, passengers would fly on an Airbus A321 with a capacity of 200 travelers. Flight arrivals at LIR are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Costa Rican time. The flight departs from LIR to YUL at 12:40 p.m.

More information on the new flights will soon be enabled on Air Transat's website.

According to the institute's estimatesover 242,000 Canadian tourists visited Costa Rica last year.  The country reported a new tourism record reached in 2023, with more than 2,4 million travelers.

Approximately 884,000 tourists arrived in the country via air between January and March of this year, representing a 16.8% rise over the same period in 2023, noted the tourism authorities.

Tourism is one of the most important economic sectors in Costa Rica. Last week, representatives of eleven tourism companies participated in the IMEX Convention Tourism Fair in Germany.

What other airline should increase their flights to Costa Rica?
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