Monday, 1 June 2020

European airlines seek to expand operations in Costa Rica due to high demand

In January 2019 a total of 248,754 international tourist arrivals were registered, of which 45,643 were from Europe

European airlines that connect Europe with Costa Rica are extremely pleased with the results obtained in recent months, as they told the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) during their meetings at the ITB in Berlin; leading fair in the world tourism industry.

Given this situation, the Minister of Tourism, Maria Amalia Revelo, said that this important recognition by the companies of the ” viejo continente” (old continent as Europe is often referred to in Costa Rica) is due to the strategies carried out since 2006.

“In 2006 Costa Rica had only an indirect flight to Europe; At present, there are eight airlines offering flights between Europe and Costa Rica, seven of them directly and one with a stop, which is evidence of the great leap that has taken our country as a result of its strategy in attracting airlines”, Minister Revelo said.

- paying the bills -

As to the figures, in 2017 there were 383,066 Europeans arrivals, while in 2018 the number increased to 414,722, with the majority coming from Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Spain.

By January 2019, 45,643 European arrivals were registered of the 248,754 international arrivals.

The ITB Berlin, that ran from March 6 to March 10 was attended by approximately 110,000 tourism professionals and 160,000 people from the general public.

- paying the bills -
- paying the bills -
Q Costa Rica
Q Costa Rica
Reports by QCR staff

Related Articles

Minister of Tourism: ‘We know that there will be an extremely strong economic impact’

The Minister of Tourism, María Amalia Revelo, acknowledged that the entry...

Coming to Costa Rica? Make Sure to Taste These Foods

While it may hurt our feelings to say this, Costa Rica...

MOST READ

In Argentina, Covid-19 numbers rise to over 15 thousand cases

(Prensa Latina/Q Costa Rica) With more than 717 new cases, the number of Covid-19 infections in Argentina this Saturday reached more than 15,000, while...

Young victim of human trafficking: “They had a psychologist and made me believe that everything was fine”

"I got a message on Facebook, I did not know the person who sent it, nor were we friends on that social network, but...

Abandoning ship: 30 Cabinet Minsters Gone in 2 Years

With the latest resignation of three ministers at the same time, the total abandoning the Carlos Alvarado playground is now 30 in his first...

Costa Rica Suspends Use of Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19 Patients

(QCOSTARICA) The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social - CCSS) suspended the use of hydroxychloroquine in patients with COVID-19. Through a...

Foreigner committing murder in Costa Rica cannot be denied citizenship

(QCOSTARICA) It is almost impossible to believe, but it is so. Officials from the Civil Registry of the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE) have...

Two New Yorkers find true love while stuck in Costa Rica amid coronavirus

Before the coronavirus pandemic, two New Yorkers, Matt Robertson and Khani Lee, were just beginning to get to know one another. They had been...

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.