Friday, July 22, 2005

The Liberia airport will receive 56,000 more tourists

Daniel Oduber Quiros International AirportSan Jose, Costa Rica (ICT) - By the end of the year it is expected that the Daniel Oduber Quiros airport, located in the city of Liberia, Guanacaste will receive 56 thousand more tourists, as compared to 2004.

The optimism is due to the fact that for the coming high season 21 more airplanes will be arriving weekly, as related to the number landing currently.

Several airlines have already announced the expansion of their flights and others expect to begin their operations in Liberia, Guanacaste by the end of the year.

Due to this projection, the airport’s administration is working on some improvements, to supply a better service to all tourists.

The airport’s administration estimation is attending 250 thousand visitors this year. At the same time, for the end of the year they are expecting the arrival of 45 flights per week.

Among the airlines that are in the process of increasing flights we can mention Continental Airlines and US Airways, with one more operation per week.

United Airlines is also doing the proceedings to start flying to Liberia; nevertheless, the project is still under study.

In the case of the Delta Air Lines company it will use larger size airplanes to increase their capacity. In a near future it will use a Boeing 757.

At the same time they are expecting a strong increase in the charter operations and corporative flights.

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