The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) and Arajet stated that direct flights will be made on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The low cost airline Arajet started this Monday its direct flights between San José, Costa Rica, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with four weekly frequencies, informed the authorities.
The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) and Arajet explained that the direct flights will be made on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
“There is an important market to and from the island where travelers combine tourism, family and business travelers. Likewise, it opens up countless possibilities of connections with many Caribbean destinations that we are sure will strengthen Arajet’s operations to our country,” said Costa Rica’s Minister of Tourism, William Rodríguez.
According to authorities, Costa Ricans flying with Arajet will enjoy tropical beaches minutes away from Las Americas International Airport, including Boca Chica, Bayahibe, Punta Cana and Samana. They will also be able to sample Dominican cuisine in local restaurants and visit the Colonial City, the oldest in Latin America.
“In Arajet we seek to strengthen commercial, tourism and cultural ties, as well as to promote economic development opportunities between the two nations. We want more Costa Ricans to come to know the tourism offer of our country and more Dominicans to discover every corner of Costa Rica, traveling non-stop and with really low prices,” said Arajet’s president, Victor Pacheco Mendez.
Tourism is one of the main drivers of the Costa Rican economy. Before the pandemic, this country of 5.1 million people received just over 3 million tourists each year and tourism employed some 400,000 people.
Arajet Airlines flies to 22 destinations in 12 countries and this October adds its route to San José. Soon the company expects to announce flights to Medellin and Bogota, Colombia.
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