- Aeromexico has more than 11 years of presence in Central America and the Caribbean
- More than 100 thousand Mexicans visited Costa Rica during 2017, which led the airline to open a new route to the country.
Liberia, Guanacaste, November 10th,2018. Aeromexico, the main Mexican airline, starts operating the seasonal route to Mexico City, departing from Liberia, which will be available from Saturday, November 10 to April 21, 2019. Liberia becomes the second destination of the airline in Costa Rica, after San José which was integrated more than 8 years ago. With more than 11 years flying to Central America and the Caribbean, Aeromexico is the only airline in Mexico with the greatest presence in this region.
This new route is operated with Embraer 190 equipment with a capacity for 99 passengers, 11 of them in Premier Class.
The flight’s itinerary es the following:
Liberia, Costa Rica – Mexico City*
|AM 2657||12:06 hrs.||15:10 hrs.||Saturday, Sunday|
Mexico City – Liberia, Costa Rica*
|AM 2656||08:15 hrs.||11:06 hrs.||Saturday, Sunday|
*The published schedules are in local hours, they are subject to change without notice.
Paul Verhagen, International Sales Director of Aeromexico, said; “With the opening of this new route, Aeromexico reinforces its relationship with Costa Rica, a country full of opportunities that has become an increasingly closer partner for Mexico. After the United States, Mexico is the second nation in America with major investments in Costa Rica”. “There are more than 35 companies with Mexican capital operating in Costa Rica. We are sure that the creation of this airlift will benefit both nations, in addition to increasing their tourist and cultural exchange”, added the Aeromexico Executive.
On the other hand Hermes Navarro, chief of investments attraction of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT, for its Spanish initials) said that with the arrival of this new flight from Mexico, the air connectivity will increase not only with one of the main emitting markets such as Mexico, but with all the connections that Aeromexico has to the United States, Asia and Europe. Also, it will contribute with the tourism development of Guanacaste and nearby areas, a tangible example of the efforts made in the ICT airline attraction program. “We are very pleased with the official opening of this new route to Daniel Oduber International Airport. This is an achievement of the joint work of CATURGUA, CORIPORT and the ICT, promoting the tourist linkages of small and medium-sized companies, as well as Costa Rican families living on tourism”, concluded Navarro.
In the same way CORIPORT, Liberia International Airport concessionaire, affirmed that having this route is an opening door to one of the largest airports in Latin America, which will allow not only the visit of Mexicans, but also increase connections with several additional destinations.
“We are pleased to strengthen ties with Mexico, we are sure that the tourists visiting us will get the best impression of Guanacaste. We continue with the attracting flights work and this is a good time to celebrate that we continue to grow”, said César Jaramillo, General Manager of CORIPORT.
In the last decade, visitation from Mexico increased considerably. At the end of 2017, a visit of more than 100 thousand Mexicans was reported, which shows the interest of this market in knowing our tourist offer. As of August 2018, 69,000 Mexicans were registered, a figure that will possibly increase with the opening of this connection. According to studies from the ICT, more than 53% of Mexican tourists decide to visit Costa Rica. They like activities such as enjoying sun and sand, observing flora and fauna, approaching local gastronomy, visiting volcanoes, among others, precisely activities that it’s possible to enjoy in Guanacaste.
With this, Aeromexico not only strengthens its international connectivity network, but also its presence in Central America. As well, it reinforces their commitment to offer customers more and better options with a quality product.
ABOUT GRUPO AEROMÉXICO
Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V., is a holding company, whose subsidiaries are dedicated to commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. Aeromexico, the global airline of Mexico operates more than 600 daily flights of passengers in regular service flying to 43 domestic destinations and 46 international destinations from Mexico, including 18 in the United States, 11 in Central America and the Caribbean, 7 in South America, 4 in Europe, 3 in Canada and 3 in Asia.
The Group’s current operational fleet includes nearly 130 Boeing 787 and 737 aircraft, as well as Embraer, 170 and 190 of the latest generation. In 2012, they announced the most important investment plan in the history of aviation in Mexico, the purchase of up to 100 Boeing aircraft made up of 90 B737 MAX and 10 B787-9 Dreamliner teams.
As a founding member of SkyTeam, an alliance celebrating its 18th anniversary this year, Aeroméxico offers more than 1,000 destinations in 177 countries, through the 20-member airlines, where passengers can obtain different benefits and enjoy access to 672 rooms. VIP around the world. At the same time, thanks to the Commercial Alliances that it has with Delta Air Lines, Avianca, Copa Airlines, EL AL, GOL Linhas Aéreas, Jet Airways and WestJet. Aeromexico offers broad connectivity within countries such as the United States, Brazil, Canada, Central America, Colombia, India, Israel or Peru. www.aeromexico.com www.skyteam.com
We are the concessionaire of the Costa Rican State since 2010 for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the new passenger terminal and associated ground facilities of the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport. Since 2016 the air terminal receives more than one million passengers per year thanks to the arrival of 18 airlines with an average of 30 international flights per day, all framed in harmony with the environment and a high commitment to quality. Blue Flag 5 stars, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, in addition to being the first carbon neutral terminal in the region.