Guanacaste is connected to London again and adds Zurich as new destination


Guanacaste Airport (LIR) continues to receive new destinations and airlines. Between 25 and 28 November, regular flights from the United Kingdom and Switzerland began, testifying to the progress of the recovery of tourism in Costa Rica.

From the United Kingdom

After 20 months, TUI Airways resumed flights between London-Gatwick and Liberia, which is especially important as it marks the return of all airlines that served Guanacaste before the pandemic.

TUI Airways will operate a weekly flight on Wednesdays on a 300-seat Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

“The arrival of TUI Airways is positive travel connectivity news for Guanacaste’s tourism industry. This allows us to provide quality service and motivate European tourists to travel nonstop to this wonderful destination, ”said Cesar Jaramillo, Director of Guanacaste Airport.

TUI joins the 15 airlines that currently serve Liberia (LIR) and connect Guanacaste to the rest of the world.

“We are very happy to restart our weekly service from London Gatwick to Costa Rica and look forward to welcoming our customers back to enjoy their long awaited vacation,” said Richard Sofer, Commercial Director of TUI UK.

Data obtained by Aviacionline through Civil Authority Aviation UK (CAA) indicates that 30,665 passengers were flown between London Gatwick (LGW) and Liberia (LIR) in 2019.

From Switzerland

On November 28, Edelweiss landed in Guanacaste, his second destination in Costa Rica. Flights will be operated from Zurich (ZRH) with a stopover in San José (SJO) by Airbus A340-300. This is the first time that an airline of the Lufthansa group has served Guanacaste.

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This brings the number of European airlines serving Liberia to three, after KLM and TUI.

It was not until November that Guanacaste Airport (LIR) celebrated the opening of 4 new routes, which means an encouraging 2021-2022 winter season for the region’s aero-commercial recovery.

See also: Flights between Liberia (Costa Rica) and 9 cities in the United States and Canada resume


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