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AviancaTaca Airlines Opens New Routes from Costa Rica

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Beginning in June, AviancaTACA airlines will begin new routes from Juan Santamaria International Airport in Costa Rica to Monterrey, Mexico, Montreal, Canada and Brasilia, Brazil.

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Taca Avianca Opens Three More Routes From Costa Rica

From the first week of June, the airline Avianca from Costa Rica TACA will operate three new routes.

This is Monterrey, Mexico, served directly from the Connections Center in San Jose airline.

Furthermore Montreal in Canada would operate three times a week with a stopover in the Connections Center Taca in El Salvador.

Meanwhile, Brasilia, Brazilian capital, would be serving with 4 frequencies per week with a stop at the Connections Center in Bogota Colombia.
These three flights are added to the 18 destinations served directly from the International Airport Juan Santamaria in Costa Rica.

TACA Avianca CEO Fabio Villegas was very pleased by the opening of new routes. Ensures that the new destinations will be served over one million passengers each year move from Terminal Costa Rica.

“We are making use of recent bilateral agreement signed with Canada, Costa Rica and Brazil,” said Villegas.

The CEO refers to the open skies agreements that the Government of Costa Rica signed months ago with both countries.
In the case of Canada was the same president, Laura Chinchilla it signed in August last year, along with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the agreement.

Villegas said that the dates of the flights to Montreal and Brasilia will be notified in the coming weeks.

During 2011, the San Jose hub operated 306 flights a week with a 72.5% average load factor, an offer of 36,000 seats per week which moved 1.3 million passengers.

In 2010 opened a direct flight to Medellin and 2011 were increased frequencies to Mexico, Panama and New York.
During 2011 there was growth of operations in Costa Rica TACA compared to 2010, from 7,600 to 8,000 international flights departing from the Connections Center.

These together with the movements of domestic operations account for more than 58% of the transactions at the International Airport Juan Santamaria.
“Towards Canada and Brazil are used Airbus aircraft. In the specific case of Montreal will use the Embraer 190 “concluded Villegas.

This aircraft is the smallest in the fleet of company jets with a capacity to transport 96 passengers spread over two rows of seats with two seats each.
Interestingly this aircraft is assembled in Brazil, which is the same destination to be traveling in the coming months.

Meanwhile, the three models of the Airbus family (A319, A320 and A321) will be used on other routes and are aircraft with capacity from 150 to 200 passengers.

Bogota daily flights
Even the company highlighted the growth of flights to Colombia in the capital Bogota, which now use up to two daily. Even in Medellin already has a regular operation.

“The commitment of connectivity in the two countries serves to facilitate business growth of both nations, because they have great interest in this field,” said Villegas.

We went from having 3 frequencies from San Jose to two daily flights, said Villegas, Avianca CEO of TACA.

We wanted to reaffirm our commitment to development in the Connections Center of San Jose. There is great opportunity to receive visitors and direct flights nonstop materialized.

In Costa Rica TACA Avianca has about 1,200 employees. The company say they are in constant evaluation and contracting processes to improve service standards.

Villegas said that as the business grows requires people better equipped to handle flights. Recruitment processes are constant for the expansion.

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