In KLM’s offices in Amsterdam, a cake was made for the start of the airline’s new service to Costa Rica, which along with the San Jose service marked the airline’s recent launches to Mumbai and Mauritius. KLM will operate the 9,054-kilometre link on its 787-9s, with the SkyTeam member facing no direct competition.
Among those welcoming KLM to Costa Rica at San Jose Airport on 31 October were: Mauricio Ventura, Minister of Tourism (centre); Ana Helena Chacón Echeverría, Second VP of Costa Rica (fifth right); Boet Kreiken, EVP of KLM Customer Experience (fourth right). KLM will link Amsterdam to San Jose twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays)
- KLM, which last week launched flights to Mumbai and Mauritius, has now commenced a link from Amsterdam (AMS) to San Jose (SJO) in Costa Rica. Commenting on the launch, Boet Kreiken, EVP of KLM Customer Experience, said: “In recent years, Costa Rica has developed as a very attractive tourist destination for many Dutch and European tourists. We are happy to start operations to Costa Rica and of course, we also welcome Costa Ricans to travel with KLM to Amsterdam or one of our many destinations in Europe.” Launched 31 October, the 9,054-kilometre sector between Amsterdam and San Jose will be flown twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays) on the SkyTeam member’s 787-9s, with the route not facing any direct competition. As a result of launching flights to Costa Rica, it now means that KLM serves three airports in Central America non-stop from Amsterdam according to OAG schedules, with the airline already flying daily to both Mexico City and Panama City.