The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Today the Salvadoran airline VECA had its first flight between San Salvador and Juan Santamaria International Airport in Costa Rica.

The Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) said in a press release that there will be three weekly flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, using an Airbus 319 aircraft with a capacity of 144 passengers.

Costa Rican authorities hope that the new airline will motivate more tourists from Central America to come to the country by establish more connections for travelers interested in leisure, cultural attractions, biodiversity and business.

“The opening of direct flights between El Salvador and Costa Rica inspires us to continue working hard to increase the number of flights to our country, in order to attract tourists from Central America, Europe and other emerging markets,” said ICT general manager, Alberto López.

ICT data indicates that during the 2014 Costa Rica, a country of 4.7 million people, received 2.53 million tourists, representing an increase of 4.1% compared to 2013.

Tourism, which is one of the main drivers of the Costa Rican economy, directly employs about 150,000 people and another 400,000 indirectly. (ACAN-EFE)

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