New flights from New York to Costa Rica in JetBlue (As well as American Airlines).
Starting Nov. 1, the United States-based JetBlue will fly between John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays.
American Airlines has competition. A day after the world’s largest airline revealed new direct flights between the big apple and Costa Rica, low-cost carrier JetBlue announced the same.
It’s JetBlue’s first non-stop offering to the San José area from the northeastern United States. Currently, the airline flies here from the Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.
JetBlue also already offers nonstop service between New York-JFK and Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in Liberia.
JetBlue’s new flights New York-Costa Rica will operate as follows using an Airbus A320-series airplane:
- Departs JFK at 6:30 p.m., arriving in the San José area at 10:50 p.m.
- Departs SJO at 11:59 p.m., arriving in New York City at 6:09 a.m.
“The A320 has a capacity for 150 passengers, so we are adding 23,400 new seats from our main market, the United States of America,” said Maria Amalia Revelo, Minister of Tourism. “We offered to strengthen Costa Rica’s air connectivity, and each new announcement is an example of the work that the ICT is leading in alliance with the private sector to achieve it.”
United Airlines also offers flights from New York to Costa Rica from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).