April 29, 2016

Air Canada announced that it will expand its operations by adding a direct flight between Montreal and San Jose for the winter season 2016-2017.

This entails two weekly flights starting from December 22, 2016 (subject to government approval), on a Boeing 767-300ER with a capacity of 282 passengers.

Mauricio Ventura, Minister of Tourism, emphasized that Canada represents the second largest source of tourists entering the country by air worldwide, second only to the United States. Therefore, the opening of this flight, in addition to encouraging Canadians to visit the country, will facilitate connections with cities such as Quebec, Ottawa, Toronto, Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.

“This is extremely important news for the country. Air Canada is consolidating its operations in our country with the opening of this new direct flight to Montreal, a city that shares the top spot with Toronto for the highest prospects for our country at 12%. This means people with a high interest in visiting or revisiting the country, so this connection will facilitate visits to Costa Rica,” Ventura highlighted.

The flight will depart from Montreal at 07:40 on Thursdays and Sundays, arriving in San Jose at 12:14. It will also depart from San Jose at 13:35 and arrive in Montreal at 19:47. The service will end on April 16, 2017.

Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline, with flights to over 200 airports on six continents. It is among the top 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2015 transported over 41 million passengers. Air Canada offers regular passenger service directly to 63 cities in Canada, 52 in the United States, and 86 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, and South America.