KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will, starting October 29, offer four weekly flights connecting Amsterdam with the Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) in Liberia, Guanacaste.

From KLM website

The service includes a two-hour intermediate stop at the Juan Santamaría International (SJO) airport in San Jose.

Flights are scheduled for Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, with 30 seats in World Business Class, 45 seats in Economy Comfort and 219 seats in economy class.

  • KL0717/KL0719 departs Amsterdam-Schiphol at 11:35 am and arrives in San José (Costa Rica) at 5:15 pm local time. From there, the flight departs at 7:15 towards  Liberia, to arrive at 8:10 pm.
  • After a short 65 minute stop on the ground, the flight continues under the same flight number directly to Amsterdam-Schiphol, with a departure out of Liberia at 9:15 pm; to arrive at Amsterdam-Schiphol at 1:20 pm local time the following day.

An interesting aspect of this flight (believed to be the first of what may be to come) is that it is possible to arrive in San José and depart from Liberia on the same ticket. Likewise, passengers originating in Costa Rica can start and end their journey in either San José or Liberia in both directions on the same ticket.

“Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the third busiest airport in Europe in terms of passenger volume. We are confident that this connection will increase visits to Guanacaste and will stimulate a new era of growth for this region,” said Pieter Elbers, CEO of KLM.

 


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