- The route will be flown using Airbus A340-300 aircraft, with a capacity of 279 passengers: 30 in Business Class, 28 in Premium Economy and 221 in Economy.
Beginning on March 28 and for a period of one month, Lufthansa will increase its flights on the Frankfurt to San José route from three to five per week.
The flights will operate on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with flight LF518 leaving Germany at 1:40 p.m. local time and arriving in Costa Rica at 5:50 p.m. The departure from Costa Rica on flight LH 519 will leave at 7:35 p.m. for an arrival in Germany at 3:00 p.m. local time.
“This news allows us to continue the reactivation of tourism and the airline industry,” said Hermes Navarro, Head of Investment Attraction at ICT. “Proper management of the pandemic and the application of public health protocols have made Costa Rica an example for the world. In spite of the German government designating certain European destinations as ‘safety corridors’, the increase in travel reservations to Costa Rica resulted in the decision by Lufthansa to increase the frequency of flights.”
The route will be operated with Airbus A340-300 aircraft, which are configured for 279 passengers, with 30 in Business Class, 28 in Premium Economy and 221 in Economy. The German flagship carrier requested a total of 12 additional flights from the Costa Rican Civil Aviation Authority through the end of April.
Lufthansa restarted its flights to San José on October 24, with two flights per week. With the new increase in visitors, the company will be offering 1,395 seats per week in each direction.
The German market is one of Costa Rica’s largest tourist-sending markets in Europe. On average, German tourists tray over 12 days in Costa Rica and primarily enjoy outdoor and nature activities.