Nearshore Americas

Delta to Launch Direct Service between Minneapolis and Costa Rica

U.S. carrier Delta Airlines has announced this wek non-stop weekly flight service between Minneapolis and San Jose, Costa Rica. The company’s 180-seat Boeing aircraft will serve the route.

According to the carrier’s statement, Delta is the only airline offering the non-stop service between Minneapolis and the Costa Rican city. The service will, however, be launched in December and will continue until March 29, 2014.

The new route will complement Delta’s existing services between San Jose and Atlanta and Los Angeles.

“We are celebrating 15 years of Delta´s service in Costa Rica, connecting local travelers with a growing number of places in the United States and other international destinations,” said Maria Fernanda Price, Regional Manager for Delta in Central America and the Caribbean.

Delta has recently established an alliance with the South American airliner GOL by investing $100 million. The carrier has similar agreements with several other regional airliners including Aeromexico and Aerolíneas Argentinas.

About a month ago, the carrier sought permission from the U.S. Department of Transportation to operate more flights to the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo.

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“With our new Minneapolis-St. Paul service, as well as daily non-stop flight to Los Angeles that began two months ago, Costa Rican customers have access to Delta’s global network,” Price added.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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