Diario Extra – Avianca with new direct route to Washington


Tourist issuing market

With more than 100 passengers, AV662 left at 5:10 p.m. from Juan Santamaría International Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport, thus marking the start of the new Avianca route that connects the capitals of Costa Rica and the United States directly. .

Avianca, who during 2021 announced its goal of opening 50 new routes in 3 years, reaffirms its commitment to connectivity to its customers in Costa Rica by opening a new direct connectivity option to Washington DC, one of the cities with the largest community of Costa Ricans abroad.

“We know that travel is now a necessity, both for trade, tourism, the economy and for family ties. In response to these needs, we are strengthening our peer-to-peer connectivity and delivering a compelling business proposition that fuses our 102-year history with the latest industry customization trends. Flying has never been as easy as it is today, and we want to further promote access to flying for all travelers”, said Rolando Damas, Avianca Sales Director for North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

According to data from the ICT, during the first half of 2022 the entry of 690,249 Americans was registered, confirming the North American nation as the main source market for tourists to Costa Rica. Additionally, Washington, DC is the sixth city in that country with the highest concentration of travelers with high interest in traveling to Costa Rica, according to the latest study of The Best Prospects in the United States, for the year 2021.