(QCOSTARICA) Starting Wednesday, November 2, Air France will be operating direct flights between Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and the Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO), in San Jose, Costa Rica.

The airline will be offering two weekly flights, Wednesdays and Saturdays. According to the airline website, the cost of the return flight, in economy, leaving San Jose November 2 and returning November 9 is US$798. The cost in premium economy is US$3,328; business class is US$4,579.


The direct flight, operated by Air France, is 10 hours 15 minutes in a Boeing 777-330ER with a capacity of 468 (Updated: while the Boeing website list max. capcity for the 777-300 at 396, the Air France cabin layout for intecontinental flights indicates a capcity of 468). It is the highest capacity commercial flight to arrive in the country.


Air France (formally Société Air France, S.A.), stylized as AIRFRANCE, is the French flag carrier headquartered in Tremblay-en-France, (north of Paris). It is a subsidiary of the Air France–KLM Group and a founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance.

Air France offers 27 destinations in Latin America, including Buenos Aires (Argentina), Brasilia (Brazil), Caracas (Venezuela), Bogota (Colombia) and La Habana (Cuba).

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