Beginning on December 16, Colombian airline Avianca is planning to re-enter the Venezuelan market with a new route between Caracas and San José, Costa Rica.
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Slated for three weekly departures from Simón Bolivar International Airport in the Venezuelan capital, this will bring much-needed capacity to a nation of people who have seen their ability to fly severely hampered in recent years.
“We are very happy to be able to return to Venezuela, thus expanding our network of international destinations and reaffirming our promise to customers to provide point-to-point connectivity to the destinations where they want to travel,” said Alex Benitez, vice president of Central America and the Andean region for Avianca.
“We are sure that customers in both Costa Rica and Venezuela will be able to expand their possibilities to travel on the Avianca network and enjoy all its attributes,” he added.
The three weekly flights will leave Caracas at 11:00 am local time each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday — and land in the Costa Rican capital at 3:50 pm — with a total of 1,080 seats available each week.