Lufthansa is already promoting its new route to the “green paradise of Central America.”
The couple said they moved to “two of the plenty vacant seats available” because a sleeping passenger was sprawled across their seats a few rows away.
New flights announced recently show that airlines are interested in participating in the Costa Rican travel market, especially in routes within the region.
Three airlines announced new flights this week between Costa Rica and destinations in Canada, Mexico and Venezuela.
Travelers can go from “buenos días” to “bonjour” twice a week on Boeing 777-300s starting Nov. 2.
Alaska Airlines, Thomson Airways and Southwest Airlines all recently inaugurated new flights to Costa Rica’s two international airports.
An Iberia airlines flight arriving at Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport outside the capital on Sunday afternoon seems to have nearly collided with nearby traffic and a security fence as it made its descent onto the runway. But aviation authorities say that’s normal.
The airline is currently preparing negotiations with local authorities to open their first routes, likely between San José and Panama, Nicaragua and Guatemala.
New aircraft will allow the company to carry more passengers and cargo, and to increase its daily flights.
Planes and flight crew member uniforms will display the colors of the Costa Rican flag and passengers will be served gallo pinto and casados on flights lasting more than 90 minutes.