Air France has announced it will be expanding its flights services to Costa Rica this winter and also during summer in 2018. The airline is set to expand its Costa Rica route with the launch of new flights to San José from Paris CDG.
Media reports said that the high passenger travel demand has prompted to increase its services to the Costa Rican capital this winter. Air France will now be operating a total of thrice weekly flights to San José, on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The airline will also be offering over 2,800 seats per week on San José-Paris CDG route with the launch of additional service. Both the destinations will be operated with the help of a Boeing 777-300 aircrafts, configured with a total of 488 seats.
A spokesperson of Air France said that starting from April 2018 the San José-Paris CDG route will be operated year-round for the first time. However, the route will be served with a twice-weekly service during 2018 summer season. The departures would be on Wednesdays and Sundays, and conducted utilizing a Boeing 777-200 aircraft, offering a total of 312 seats.
Moreover, the customers of Air France have yet another option to travel to Costa Rica. They can fly to San José via Panama City, but will be required to complete the Panama City- San José leg of their travel with the help of Air France’s codeshare partner Copa Airlines. The customers when using this option also stand to gain. They will be able to travel on a single ticket, avail baggage transfer and earn mileage points on the whole Paris CDG-Panama City- San José flight.
Meanwhile, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, a subsidiary of Air France, has also announced that it will be launching new flights to Amsterdam from San José starting in October 2017. The route will be served with a twice weekly service. The airline will deploy a Boeing 787-9 aircraft to operate flights between San José and Amsterdam.