Vancouver-Costa Rica flights in Air Transat to start twice a week in both, the Juan Santamaría International and Daniel Oduber International airports with the popular Canadian west coast city.
Vancouver-Costa Rica flights in Air Transat to start twice a week today.
The periodical route will continue until April 25, 2020, as part of the leisure airline’s Mexican, Caribbean and Central American focus during Canadian winters.
Air Transat’s Airbus A321LR aircraft left Vancouver (YVR) at 6:30 a.m. local time and will land in Alajuela (SJO) at approximately 3:45 p.m. After a one-hour layover, the flight will go to Liberia, Guanacaste (LIR) to subsequently go back to Vancouver.
The return flight is leaving Costa Rica at 6:40 p.m. (CRT) with a programmed landing in Vancouver at 12:20 a.m.
“Bringing our Airbus A321neoLRs into our fleet in winter 2019-2020 will give us greater flexibility, which will help us reinforce our leadership in Quebec, strengthen our presence in Ontario and return in force in the Canadian west,” said Annick Guérard, the chief operating officer for Air Transat, when the plan was published earlier this year. “We will, therefore, be adding new destinations out of Vancouver, including Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as well as Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica.”
The triangle route is similar to KLM’s offering from Amsterdam to Liberia through San José.
“A new stage is opening for the coordinated operation of both international airports,” said María Amalia Revelo, Minister of Tourism. “The fact that Air Transat becomes the second airline offering a triangular flight to these two airports is an opportunity to multiply visitation, generate employment, and continue to strengthen Costa Rica as a tourist destination.”
Air Transat also offers direct flights from Toronto (YYZ) and Montreal (YUL) to both of Costa Rica’s international airports. The Montreal-San José route is operated on behalf of Air Canada.