Coming from Europe, this flight will make an intermediate landing in San José, a destination to which the airline KLM has been traveling since October 31, 2017
On completing two years of having opened its first direct flight to Costa Rica, KLM will add its offer on national soil flying to Liberia, Guanacaste (LIR) starting next October. Following its 2019 winter calendar, KLM will attend this region on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica four times a week with a direct flight from Amsterdam.
KLM, which sells this route from today, will begin service on October 29 on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between Amsterdam-Schiphol, San Jose and Guanacaste-Liberia. The flights will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, with 30 seats in business class, 45 seats in economic-comfort class and 219 seats in economy class.
- After a brief 65-minute stop on land, the trip continues with the same flight number directly to Amsterdam -Schiphol, with an exit from Liberia, Guanacaste at 9:15 pm local time; to get to Amsterdam -Schiphol at 13:20 local time the next day.
- KL0717 / KL0719 will depart from Amsterdam -Schiphol at 11:35 and will arrive in San José (Costa Rica) at 17:15 local time. From there, the flight will depart at 7:15 p.m. to Liberia, Guanacaste to arrive at 8:10 p.m.
Words From The CEO Of KLM:
“Guanacaste is the second largest region in Costa Rica. The region is known for its beautiful nature, which makes it a unique tourist destination in combination with San José. All this makes Liberia, Guanacaste a valuable addition to our KLM network, “said Pieter Elbers, CEO of KLM.
Flying to San Jose and leaving Liberia will be possible with the same ticket, which makes it an ideal combination for all travelers wishing to discover Costa Rica. In the same way, Costa Ricans can start and end their trip in San Jose or Guanacaste Liberia in both directions with the same ticket.
Words From The President Of Costa Rica:
“Tourism is the engine of our economy, and this new connection is a growth opportunity not only for Guanacaste but also for Monteverde and La Fortuna, two regions visited by those who arrive in Costa Rica through the Liberia International Airport. We thank KLM for their confidence in our sustainable tourism destination, recognized worldwide for its environmental protection efforts, “Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado said on the announcement.
Words From The Minister of Tourism ofnCosta Rica:
“For Costa Rica and especially for Guanacaste, this is a historic announcement. The oldest airline in the world recognized and highly respected in the airline industry will connect Guanacaste with Amsterdam, opening the way to one of the largest and most efficient centers in Europe for passengers and cargo, The Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, the KLM operations center, is the third busiest airport in Europe in terms of passenger volume. We are confident that this connection will increase visits to Guanacaste and will stimulate a new era of growth for this region, “said María Amalia Revelo, Minister of Tourism of Costa Rica.
KLM Royal Netherlands Aviation Company, founded in 1919, is the oldest airline in the world that operates under its original name. In 2004, AIR FRANCE and KLM merged to form the AIR FRANCE-KLM Group. nnThe merger gave rise to the most significant European air group based on two powerful brands and hubs: Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.nnMaintaining its own identity, the Group focuses on three main activities: passenger transport, cargo and aircraft maintenance. KLM is a member of the SkyTeam alliance, which brings together 20 airlines, offering access to a global network of more than 16,323 daily flights to 1,052 destinations in 177 countries. Flying Blue, the Group's frequent flyer program, has more than 27 million members.