Direct flights from the Netherlands will favor Costa Rica Tourism
San José, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The two weekly direct flights of the airline KLM, on the Amsterdam-San Jose route, will favor the development of tourism and the economy of Costa Rica in general, benefiting exports from this country to the nation. eruopea Receiving the inaugural flight of KLM last night, the Vice President of Costa Rica, Ana Helena Chacón, affirmed this new route ‘will serve to strengthen the development of our tourism and will be a link for Costa Rica to open the doors to tourists from all over Europe’ . This will directly benefit various sectors such as exports, because the Netherlands is one of the main countries to which Costa Rica sells goods, said and confirmed that this is a very encouraging news for the ethical economy. Tourism Minister Mauricio Ventura noted that KLM’s decision to fly to Costa Rica is the result of a strategy that includes the strengthening and permanence of airlines, the attraction of visitors to the country and the development of tourism infrastructure. He pointed out that it distances both the Netherlands and the countries with which the airline connects and to which the country does not currently arrive, such as Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway, among others. For his part, the executive vice president of the KLM Client Experience, Boet Kreiken, said that 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 in Costa Rica and of course, we also welcome Costa Ricans to travel with KLM to Amsterdam or one of our many destinations in Europe, “Kreiken said. The flights will be Tuesday and Friday and for the European winter season -from November to March- for which the company will use its most modern aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, with capacity for 294 passengers, 30 in the Executive Class of KLM, 45 in the comfortable economy and 219 in economic class. During the act of welcoming the passengers of the inaugural flight, it was reported that the Dreamliner is designed to offer greater comfort to travelers and to protect the environment to the extent that it consumes 20 percent less fuel and emits 20 per cent. one hundred percent less carbon dioxide. They also revealed that KLM is a member of the SkyTeam alliance, which brings together 20 airlines, offering access to a global network of more than 16,332 daily flights to 1,552 destinations in 177 countries.