Air France has announced it will be adding two weekly services to Costa Rica later this year. The airline in a statement said that it will launch additional flights to San Jose from Paris CDG starting from November 2, 2016. The seasonal service will be operated throughout this winter season. The airline will be deploying a 488-seat Boeing 777-300 aircraft to conduct the services. The aircraft is configured in three classes, and would offer 14 seats in business class, 32 seats in premium economy and 422 seats in economy class.
Frédéric Gagey, Chairman and CEO of Air France, said, “With two new direct flights services being launched between San Jose and Paris, the airline will be offering seamless connectivity to entire Europe to a popular Central American destination like Costa Rica. Moreover, the service is also aimed at boosting the economy of this important Central American market.”
The expansion of services by Air France has been widely welcomed by Luis Guillermo Solís, President of Costa Rica. Solís said, “The new Paris CDG-San Jose route would enable European tourists to connect to this significant gateway to Central America. The expanded service is likely to witness a remarkable boost to Costa Rica’s tourism industry and help the economy grow.”
Air France-KLM is a member of SkyTeam global airline alliance. Both Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are jointly offering more than 200 weekly flights services to 27 destinations in Central America, South America and the Caribbean from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
The destinations being currently served in Central America, South America and the Caribbean region by Air France-KLM include Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Santiago de Chile, Saint-Martin, San Domingo, Quito, Punta Cana, Port-au-Prince, Pointe-a`-Pitre, Paramaribo, Panama, Montevideo, Mexico, Lima, Havana, Guayaquil, Fort-de-France, Curacao, Cayenne, Caracas, Cali, Cancun, Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Bonaire, Bogota and Aruba.