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British Airways returns to Juan Santamaría airport after 18 months.

he first British Airways flight in 2021 returned to the country after 7 pm Thursday with a B772 aircraft and 300 passengers on board. While the return to the British capital took place shortly after 9 pm with 160 travelers.

The airline returns to Costa Rica right at the start of the high season. During December, the airline will offer three flights a week: on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

To date, the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) connects with 25 destinations around the world, through the operation of 21 international airlines.

“This is the return of a highly anticipated business partner. With British Airways we recover most of the airlines that facilitate mobility between Juan Santamaría airport and Europe, specifically connecting with the city of London and attracting an ideal prospect of tourists for our country, with a high level of education, love for nature and culture, in addition to boosting the economy for the duration of their stay,” said Ricardo Hernández, CEO of Aeris, the airport manager.

The reactivation of these operations is the product of the coordinated work between Aeris and the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) – Costa Rican Tourism Board, representing an opportunity for the country to accelerate the recovery of air traffic and enhance the image of Costa Rica as a safe destination.

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