Air France Launching New Costa Rica Flights

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Air France is expanding in the region.

The company has announced the addition of two new weekly flights to San Jose, Costa Rica from Paris Charles de Gaulle.

The flights will be operated on a Boeing 777-300 with a capacity of 468 seats, including 14 in business, 32 in premium economy and 422 in economy.

“By offering two new direct flights between Paris and San José, we are connecting all of Europe to an exceptional tourist destination,” said Frédéric Gagey, Chairman and CEO of Air France. “With this new offer, we also aim to support the vibrant economy of Costa Rica, the leading market in Central America. Our long-haul network offer is thus improving in a region of the world where we are already a European leader.”

The flights will operate on Wednesdays ad Saturdays on departure from Paris.

“Thanks to this new flight, French travellers will come to our country more easily,” said Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís. “As part of a vast network of connecting flights, the new route will also serve as a gateway to Central America for European tourists. This will boost our country’s tourism industry and benefit over 600,000 people working in this sector directly or indirectly as well as business lines for which tourism represents a growth opportunity.”