- Flights between Madrid and San José will start operating twice a week from June 2021.
- Iberojet is the new name of the airlines belonging to Ávoris, the travel division of Barceló Group.
Friday, February 12, 2021 - Thanks to the efforts of the Costa Rican Tourism Board to attract airlines to the country, Iberojet will be flying two direct flights per week from Madrid, Spain to Juan Santamaría International Airport.
Iberojet is the new name of the airlines belonging to Ávoris, the travel division of Barceló Group. The airline’s arrival is the fruit of efforts undertaken by the ICT to rebuild the economy following the crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“New airlines coming to the country is of paramount importance to the recovery in the tourism sector, creating jobs and activating the industry’s economic impact,” said the Minister of Tourism, Gustavo J. Segura. “In spite of the global pandemic, Costa Rica has maintained its spot as one of the most in-demand destinations.”
Iberojet’s announcement comes as the airline enacts an ambitious plan to fly to the main holiday destinations in the Caribbean and Central America, with up to 25 weekly departures from Spain or Portugal to the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica and Costa Rica.
The flights will be made in Airbus A350 and A330 aircraft, which significantly reduce environmental impacts while their comfortable cabins improve passengers’ in-flight experience.