Tourism Propels Jet Fuel Sales

June 6, 2008

The tourism industry continues to be robust in Costa Rica, with 15.1 percent growth in the first trimester of 2008, compared to the same period in 2007.

Jet fuel sales reflected that growth. The National Oil Refinery (RECOPE) reported that A-1 jet fuel sales grew by 24 percent in April, compared to the same period last year.Total sales of A-1 jet fuel rang in at 22.5 million liters, compared to 18.2 million liters for April 2007.

Eighty-three percent of fuel sales transactions occurred at JuanSantamaríaInternationalAirport, with the remainder at Daniel Oduber (13 percent) and Plantel La Garita (4 percent) airports. The Limón airport’s share was negligible.

The rising price of fuel has not grounded tourists so far. The first four months of 2008 saw the price of jet fuel increase by 8 percent locally, from ¢512 to ¢553 per liter. It takes about four liters to equal one gallon.

The first quarter’s tourism growth puts the country well on track to surpassing last year’s totals.

According to the Costa Rican Tourism Board, roughly 1.9 million people visited Costa Rica in 2007, an 11.5 percent increase over 2006.

Increased flight volumes to Costa Rica helped boost numbers in 2007. Almost a dozen airlines either started service to Costa Rica or added new flights.

 

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

HolaLola: Capturing Costa Rica’s essence in art
Pic of the Day
359 views
Pic of the Day
359 views

HolaLola: Capturing Costa Rica’s essence in art

Alissa Grosskopf - October 23, 2018

You have probably seen Priscilla Aguirre's art at HolaLola before. It captures the beauty of Costa Rica's nature and culture…

Five things I learned while watching the sun set over El Clásico
Soccer
1012 views
Soccer
1012 views

Five things I learned while watching the sun set over El Clásico

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 22, 2018

TIBÁS — It’s difficult to enjoy a spectacular sunset while the concrete grandstand of a 50-year-old stadium shakes haphazardly under…

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Oct. 22, 2018
Tico Times Weekly Digest
520 views
Tico Times Weekly Digest
520 views

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Oct. 22, 2018

Alexander Villegas - October 22, 2018

It's Monday everyone. That means it's time for another dose of The Tico Times Weekly Digest. This week's Digest is…