Air Transat begins flights from YVR to two Costa Rican cities

Air Transat has begun service between Vancouver and two Costa Rican cities — San José and Liberia.

The route to the two cities is available twice weekly, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, until April 18, 2020.

To mark the inaugural flight on December 18, 2019, the team at YVR served beverages and sweet treats to passengers before they boarded Air Transat’s first-ever flight TS796.

“We are proud to be adding these new destinations to our winter 2019–2020 program and in the process enhancing service out of Vancouver,” said Jean-François Lemay, president-general manager of Air Transat. “These new routes make it easier than ever for travellers to explore Costa Rica, an increasingly popular tourist destination that has so much to offer in the way of rich culture and majestic scenery.”

After its initial stop in San José, the aircraft landed at Daniel-Oduber-Quirós International Airport in Liberia to a traditional water cannon salute.

Disembarking passengers watched a ribbon-cutting celebration and enjoyed snacks in the company of César Jaramillo, CEO of the airport.

Air Transat flights to Costa Rica will be operated using the airline’s new A321neoLR.