Lonely Planet Writer

BA to launch direct flight from London to Costa Rica

On Wednesday, British Airways announced the opening of a non-stop flight between London’s Gatwick Airport and Juan Santamaria International Airport in Costa Rica, beginning 4 May, 2016.

British Airways announces new London-Costa Rica route.
British Airways announces new London-Costa Rica route. Image by Russell Lee Photography / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Costa Rica Tourism board has estimated that the new flight could bring more than 30,000 passengers per year, open more connection options for fliers, and provide new opportunities for foreign trade. European tourists to Costa Rica are the second largest market, following the United states, with more than 370,000 travelers arriving in Costa Rica last year.

Read more: ticotimes.net