24 APRIL 2017


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Article from BTNews 24 APRIL 2017

San José direct for KLM

Growing interest among European business travellers in Costa Rica has led KLM to launch a direct winter service to the capital, San José, with two flights a week on Tuesdays and Fridays from 31 October.

Airline president and CEO Pieter Elbers said KLM had been carrying “many passengers” to the country via Panama but increasing demand had convinced the carrier to start a direct flight.

On days when the flight does not operate, passengers can use the KLM flight to Panama, which connects to San José thanks to a codeshare with Copa Airlines. 

Elbers said KLM’s San José flight will be operated with the most modern aircraft in its fleet, the B787-9 Dreamliner, with a capacity of 294 seats – 30 in World Business Class, 219 in Economy Class and 45 in Economy Comfort Zone. 

“In addition to being the most modern aircraft in the airline, the Dreamliner is designed to offer the maximum comfort to travellers and to protect the environment as it consumes 20% less fuel and produces 20% less CO2 emissions,” he added.



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