The Cámara Costarricense de Hoteles (CCHCR) – Costa Rica’s Chamber of Hotels – is calling the Avianca-Taca decision to cancel five flights and layoff 261 people as “despicable”.
Last week TACA airlines, which is now owned by the holding company that also owns Colombia’s Avianca made the announcement, saying it was part of the company’s restructuring, cutting five direct flights from Costa Rica. Passengers will now have to take flights with stops in Taca’s hub in El Salvador or Avianca’s hub in Colombia.
The CCHCR is demanding Civil Aviation, Costa Rica’s Tourim Board (ICT) and Presidenta Laura Chinchilla to take action to correct the situation.
The brand name TACA will diasppear at the end of this month, replaced with only single brand, AVIANCA.