The British airline, Thomson just announced its first scheduled route to Liberia, Costa Rica. New airline service consisting of one time per week, non-stop flights will start Nov. 15, 2014 (capacity: 291 passengers) between London’s Gatwick and LIR in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
This is great news for Guanacaste and especially the beach areas of Playa Hermosa, Playas del Coco, Ocotal and Panama. Attracting tourists, visitors and guests from foreign destinations such as Europe continues to be a challenging task without the help of new airline service, making it easier for travelers to get to sought after places like Costa Rica.
The UK is the 4th largest source of tourists from Europe to Costa Rica. Last year alone the ICT recorded 35,198 tourists from the United Kingdom and Ireland. That’s a 10.2 percent increase in arrivals from 2012. European tourists are a very important source of positive tourist revenue and growth potential for Costa Rica and especially Guanacaste.
Last Friday, Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister Manuel González Sanz reported that he held a meeting with the CEO and senior executives of Turkish Airlines and began studying options for opening non-stop flights between Turkey and Costa Rica.
Other carriers such as: Delta, United, Copa, Cuban, JetBlue, Southwest, Condor and America have also recently announced new or additional flights to their existing service. This new airline service will help pave the way for new carriers to explore servicing Central America (Tico Times article link below).
The high season in Costa Rica (December – April) is a critical time for areas like Guanacaste to impress the world’s tourists with its natural beauty, high level of service, perfect weather, wonder people, excellent attractions and amazing biodiversity Costa Rica has to offer!
Tico Times Article:
7 New Airline Routes to be added: