Friday, 7 August 2020

New Flights San Salvador – San José Start Feb. 25

VECA Airlines A319 landing at Juan Santamaria International Airport
VECA Airlines A319 landing at Juan Santamaria International Airport

QCOSTARICA – The Salvadoran airline VECA (Vuelos Economicos de Centro America) has announced that as of February 25th it will begin operating three flights per week between San Salvador (SAL), El Salvador and San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica.

Direct flights will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

VECA intends to bring competition into the Central American market following the recent merger of Avianca and TACA. Several former TACA Airlines employees now work at VECA Airlines, after the absorption of TACA by the Colombian flag carrier.

- paying the bills -

In a statement, the airline said its aim is integrating Central America and expanding opportunities for everyone to fly.

Passengers will travel on Airbus 319 aircraft, with 144-seat all-economy.

veca-pricing-feb-27-2015The price of airfare, for February 27, for a round trip, is $206.58 (plus $29 departure tax in Costa Rica, not included in the ticket). A similar flight on the other airlines, for the same day, in economy, ranges is US$584 (Avianca) and US$674 (Copa).

VECA Airlines is owned by Sociedad Hasgar S.A. de C.V. and is El Salvador’s flag carrier established in late 2013 in San Salvador.  It started operations on 28 November 2014 with regional services to major cities in Central America (San José and Panama City).

VECA was expected to start its services with two Airbus A319s leased from International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC). The first of these has been already delivered, and certified by the carrier, while the second one is being prepared in Miami ahead of its official handover to the carrier. Both aircraft will be configured in a single-class, 144-seat all-economy arrangement.

- paying the bills -

nuestros_destinos

Rico
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

President has to act quickly on tourist insurance requirements

(QCOSTARICA) OPINION - Today, August 1, is an important day. The...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 931 new cases and 11 new deaths for July 25

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health confirmed this Saturday, July 25, 931...

MOST READ

Tourists can now enter the country with international insurance!!!

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado; and the ministers of Health, Daniel Salas; and Public Safety, Michael Soto, issued an Executive Decree this Wednesday...

Passenger on first flight shares her experience on arrival to Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Posted by Nef Powell‎ to Expatriates in Costa Rica Facebook group: I flew into Costa Rica last night. I wanted to just share...

AyA Faces US$6.7 million dollars fine

The Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) has no choice but to pay. The national water and sewer utility lost an arbitration against...

President Alvarado announced 15% pay cut of his cabinet

(QCOSTARICA) President Carlos Alvarado announced Thursday that his has asked his Ministers and executive presidents of public institutions, to join him in a 15%...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 788 new cases Sunday; 26-year-old dies and a 14-year-old in ICU

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported this Sunday, August 2, 788 new cases of the coronavirus in Costa Rica, bringing the total to 18,975. A...

Tourism transport free to circulate without restrictions

(QCOSTARICA) Tourist transport services will be free to circulate every day without vehicular restriction, confirmed the Council of Public Transport (CTP). The decision was due...

Let's Keep This Going!

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