Latam Airlines, an airline with Chilean and Brazilian capital, made its maiden flight to Costa Rica on Tuesday. It is the first time that the airline connects both Lima and San José directly.
The route will be operated by Airbus A319 and will have a frequency of three weekly flights on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing from San José on flight LA2409 at 5:15 p.m. As of March, an additional flight will be added on Saturdays. This will mean an increase in the offer, with 66,144 seats available.
The flight from Lima to San José will have a duration of nearly four hours and will connect quickly with flights from Santiago, Buenos Aires, Mendoza, São Paulo, Rosario, Salta, Tucumán, Córdoba, La Paz, Antofagasta, Santa Cruz, Montevideo and Asunción. On the way back, the flight from San José will connect with the same destinations.
This new route is excellent news for tourism and connectivity in Latin America, strengthening our unique network of destinations. Costa Rica is a destination recognized worldwide for its nature and outdoor activities,”
said Enrique Cueto, executive director of Latam Airlines Group.
According to the company, more than two thousand Chileans have already purchased tickets to fly to Costa Rica. Latam offers tickets from $728.
The airline was created by the union of Lan Airlines of Chile and Tam of Brazil, a merger that took place in May 2016.