April 10. Avianca announced a daily nonstop flight between the San José area and Miami, Florida, scheduled to start July 1.
According to a press release from the Colombia-based airline, the route will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft and is in response to passenger demand for direct connectivity.
Avianca is far from the only airline with nonstop flights between Costa Rica and the Miami area. American Airlines, JetBlue, and Spirit all offer routes to either Miami or Ft. Lauderdale (FLL). Southwest Airlines also operated a route to FLL, but it has been suspended since the pandemic began.
Tourism is one of Costa Rica’s principal economic drivers. Before the pandemic, it contributed to 8.2% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and created 9% of the nation’s jobs, according to the ICT.
Source: Tico Times