The FINANCIAL — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is launching a direct service to Costa Rica on 31 October 2017.
KLM will operate a twice weekly return service to the Costa Rican capital, San Jose, throughout the winter season. A third weekly service will be added at the end of January through to the end of March.
“A pioneering spirit is intrinsic to KLM’s DNA. This is what enables us to continuously invest in sustainable and innovative products and processes, and to open up new destinations for our customers. Our primary aim is to offer our passengers access to unique experiences. We are therefore very proud to be able to operate flights to this wonderful destination once more. Costa Rica is renowned for its breathtaking nature and attracts many tourists every year. For our business passengers, Costa Rica is interesting as market full of possibilities,” Boet Kreiken, EVP Customer Experience.
KLM last operated a direct service to San Jose in 1998. Thereafter, passengers could fly to Panama City and take a codeshare flight to San Jose with Copa Airlines. In opening this new direct service to San Jose, KLM is responding to growing passenger demand, according to KLM.
The San Jose service will be operated using Boeing 787-900 equipment. This Boeing Dreamliner has 294 seats and offers plenty of travel comfort. Higher air pressure in the cabin ensures that passengers arrive at their destination feeling rested. WiFi is also available onboard for passengers who would like be online during their flight. The Dreamliner is quieter than other aircraft, consumes less fuel and, therefore, emits less CO2.