miércoles, 28 de septiembre de 2011

Airberlin starts flying to Liberia, Costa Rica as of November 2011

                                                                    
New destination on the 2011/2012 winter flight schedule
Air Berlin decided to include, for the first time, Costa Rica on their list of destinations for 2011-2012. The first flight from Daniel Obuber International Airport (LIR) in Liberia, leaving from Düsseldorf, Germany, with a layover in Cancun, Mexico, will commence on November 12th, 2011. The airline will fly an Airbus 330-200 and will arrive in Costa Rica every other Saturdays.

Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG (stylized as airberlin or airberlin.com  ) is Germany's second largest airline, after Lufthansa, and Europe's sixth largest airline in terms of passengers. The airline is headquartered at the Airport Bureau Center in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin.  Air Berlin's parent company, airberlin group or Air Berlin PLC.

The airline operates an extensive network including holiday destinations in the Mediterranean region, the Canary Islands and North Africa as well as intercontinental destinations in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the Americas.

Airberlin starts flying to Liberia Airport, Costa Rica in Central America every 14 days as of November 2011. An aircraft will leave Düsseldorf every other Saturday for Liberia (LIR), the capital city of the province of Guanacaste in the northwest of the country. From there, by renting a car, travelers will have the freedom to explore secluded beaches, unspoiled seaside villages and rural landscapes within the Pacific coastline or various national parks in the country's interior.
In the winter flight schedule, an Airbus 330-200 will leave Düsseldorf every other Saturday for Liberia via Cancun in Mexico starting on 12 November. Connecting flights are available from Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Vienna and Zurich. Tickets can be booked on the Internet (airberlin.com), at the airline’s Service Centre (Tel. 01805 – 737 800.
 

The Tourism Minister, Allan Flores, said that this great achievement is the result of negotiations carried out this past March at the ITB Tourism Fair in Berlin.

“We are very excited about this new European connection, which is one of the most important target markets for Costa Rica. It helps us strengthen our relationship with this destination, open new markets, and promote our country’s tourism activity,” highlighted Flores.

With respect to order of importance, Germany is the second largest market in Europe, surpassed only by Spain. In 2010, 44,539 German tourists came to Costa Rica.

“This is the first Germany-Liberia route (LIR) and will generate important growth of German tourist arrivals with 18 night stays in the country,” said the Tourism Minister. “Benefits will not only be seen in Guanacaste, but also internally throughout the country.”

It has a fleet of 150 aircrafts that are 5 years old on average, which makes it one of the newest fleets in Europe. The airline flies to 163 destinations in 39 countries, and in 2010 alone, it had 33.6 million passengers.


                                                                           

Air Berlin concentrates on serving major German and European cities to attract business and leisure traffic. A total of 23 German cities are served, more than any other airline. Its largest hub is Berlin-Tegel Airport, followed by Düsseldorf Airport. Other important destinations are the focus cities Nuremberg Airport and Son Sant Joan Airport, Palma.


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