Spanish airline Air Europa flights to Costa Rica will be added to its list of international trips, according to the news service Agencia EFE.
Air Europa flights to Costa Rica will connect Madrid with the Juan Santamaría International Airport according to Diego García, a director at Air Europa’s parent company Globalia, the report says the airline will start a flight connecting Madrid and Juan Santamaría International Airport in Alajuela.
The service will reportedly begin in April, though the airline and Costa Rica’s Tourism Board (ICT) haven’t officially published the route.
The move would be part of significant expansion for Air Europa into the Americas.
The airline will also add a new route between Spain and Colombia in 2020, according to Agencia EFE. This year, it debuted flights from Europe to Panama City, Panama; Medellín, Colombia; Iguazú, Argentina; and Fortaleza, Brazil.
Spanish airline Iberia currently manages direct flights between Costa Rica and its heart in Madrid. The country’s largest airline currently utilizes Airbus A330 and A340-series aircraft on its routes to Juan Santamaría Airport (SJO), and it will debut the ultramodern A350 in December.
Costa Rica welcomed more than 480,000 tourists from Europe in 2018. More than 68,000 of them came from Spain, with July and August being the most substantial travel months.
Air Europa started operating scheduled domestic flights in 1993 and began flying internationally in 1995.