There is good news for those who live in Boston, as well as those Guanacastecans who hope to visit one of the oldest cities in the United States: the airline JetBlue will be opening a direct flight between Boston and Liberia starting on November 1 of this year.
Until now, the only airlines offering direct flights on the route are Delta and American Airlines, companies whose prices can be higher than the bargain-rate JetBlue, which is why it is hoped that more tourists from Boston and surrounding cities will be visiting the country.
According to Jennifer Francis Barrera, spokesperson for airline, the flights will be available once per week, on Saturdays.
The deal was finalized on Monday, September 21 during a meeting between President Luis Guillermo Solis, Chancellor of the Republic Manuel Gonzalez, Minister of Tourism Wilhelm von Breymann and high-level airline executives, according to an official press release issued by the President and the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT – Instituto Costarricense de Turismo).
“Without a doubt, we are a competitive tourism country and today JetBlue is recognizing it, and that honors us. Costa Rica is a secure place for investment and decisions like the one we’re announcing today reaffirm that fact. For the Government of the Republic, and in line with one of our fundamental pillars of creating more and better jobs, we have undertaken, since the first day of our administration, to promote the search for quality investments like the one we’re celebrating today,” commented President Solis.
The United States is one of the countries that sends the most tourists to Costa Rica. Of all the international arrivals registered at all entry points during the first half of 2014, North America was the source of the most, with 712,458, of which 80% were visitors from the United States.