At 2:35 p.m. today, the first flight from Quito to San José took off, with which Avianca inaugurates a new non-stop route, offering passengers the opportunity to travel to one of the countries that arouses the most interest for tourism in Central America; while promoting Ecuador as a new alternative to visit among Costa Rican customers.

  • This is the fifth direct route that the airline operates from Ecuador, thus expanding the connectivity offer to and from Quito and Guayaquil to the continent.
  • The opening of this route is part of the air transportation reactivation plan that the National Government and the airlines have been working on together to reactivate tourism and connectivity.
  • Tickets are available at Avianca.com, points of sale and travel agencies where customers can customize their trips and access very competitive prices.

 

The airline will offer 3 weekly flights, which represents almost 3,000 monthly seats. “This route is the second non-stop route that we offer from Ecuador to Central America and is part of a commitment to diversify the destinations that Ecuadorians can reach. Costa Rica is undoubtedly a country that arouses interest in areas of nature, environmental care, beaches, and more,” said Ma. Beatriz González, Avianca's commercial manager for Ecuador.

For his part, Niels Olsen, Minister of Tourism, said that “the opening of the new Quito-San José’s route is evidence of our commitment to continue connecting Ecuadorians and promoting Ecuador in other international destinations. We are sure that this will contribute to the stimulation of tourism between brother countries, as well as trade, production and other different objectives where connectivity is key to place more Ecuador in the world and more world in Ecuador”.

“The new non-stop route from Quito to San José that is inaugurated today responds to the air transport reactivation plan promoted by the Government of the Meeting to promote tourist, cultural, productive and commercial activities in Ecuador. This connection will allow Ecuadorians to arrive directly, quickly and safely in Costa Rica,” said the Undersecretary of Transportation and Public Works, José Luis Aguilar.

The itinerary for this operation route is:

Flight Route Frequency Departure time Arrival time
AV0646 Quito- San José Monday, friday and saturday 14:35 15:50
AV0647 San José - Quito Monday, wednesday and saturday 10:25 13:40

 

“It’s excellent news that the airline industry is being reactivated in our city, a clear example is Avianca Airlines with its new route to San José. Improving connectivity is one of the actions and goals that we are working towards together: the Municipality of Quito, the aviation industry and government institutions. Congratulations to Avianca for its great contribution that generates productive development and that will continue to provide links to the world from Quito with safe and quality services”, said Santiago Guarderas, Mayor of Quito.

“I congratulate and thank Avianca for being a first line strategic partner for Quiport and for its decision to open this new route between Quito and San José de Costa Rica. I want to recognize the important work that Avianca and Quiport carry out together, as we do with all airlines, to recover, strengthen and seek new alternatives for the connectivity of Quito and Ecuador. We are sure that the new route will be successful and we are committed to collaborating with the airline to make this possible. We love the idea of ​​continuing to unite more sister nations through air transportation”, emphasized Ramón Miró, President and CEO of Corporación Quiport.

The Costa Rican ambassador to Ecuador, Nury Solis, highlighted the importance of this route and the new opportunities that will foster cooperation and bilateral relations between Ecuador and Costa Rica. In addition, he expressed his expectation about the tourist and economic reactivation, through the promotion and cultural exchange between the two countries.

María Beatriz González also recalled that Avianca currently has an offer of 5 direct routes to and from Ecuador (Bogotá, Lima, San Salvador, New York and San José) and domestic connectivity to 6 destinations (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Manta, San Cristóbal y Baltra), thus becoming one of the main operators in the country, which directly benefits the economy and tourism. Added to the last is the option of being able to connect to a total of 120 routes in America and Europe with competitive prices and a very flexible product that gives passengers the option of customizing their trips.

Tickets for this route are already on sale at Avianca points of sale, avianca.com and travel agencies throughout the country.