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MONTREAL — Air Transat celebrated its inaugural flight between Vancouver and Costa Rica earlier this week with extra treats for its passengers.
Available twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays until April 18, the new service kicked off on Dec. 18 with beverages and sweet treats offered to guests before departing Vancouver International Airport.
After its initial stop in San José, the aircraft landed at Daniel-Oduber-Quirós International Airport in Liberia to a traditional water cannon salute. Disembarking passengers watched a ribbon-cutting celebration and enjoyed snacks in the company of César Jaramillo, CEO of the airport.
“We are excited to see the fruits of our ongoing efforts in conjunction with government authorities to attract new flights and airlines,” said Jaramillo. The new route operated by Air Transat provides direct service to and from Vancouver but also connections to the rest of Canada. This is a very important market for achieving our goal of maintaining growth in tourist arrivals from the northern part of the continent.”
Jean-François Lemay, President-General Manager of Air Transat, added that Vancouver-Costa Rica is a welcome addition to Air Transat’s winter 2019-2020 program.
“These new routes make it easier than ever for travellers to explore Costa Rica, an increasingly popular tourist destination that has so much to offer in the way of rich culture and majestic scenery,” he said.
The new service will run twice weekly, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, until April 18 with brand new A321neoLR aircraft. While onboard, passengers enjoy an entirely redesigned cabin interior featuring seats equipped with a state-of-the-art entertainment system and USB ports. Passengers can also opt to upgrade to Club Class, an exclusive cabin featuring larger seats and a gourmet menu by Chef Daniel Vézina (also available for pre-order purchase in Economy).