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San José, the New Air France Destination in Costa Rica

April 18, 2016 Aviation No Comments Email Email

As from 2 November 2016 and throughout the 2016-17 winter season, Air France will offer two new weekly services to San José (Costa Rica) on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. flights will be operated by Boeing 777-300 with a capacity of 468 seats – 14 in Business, 32 in Premium Economy and 422 in Economy.

By offering two new direct flights between Paris and San José, we are connecting all of Europe to an exceptional tourist destination. With this new offer, we also aim to support the vibrant economy of Costa Rica, the leading market in Central America. Our long-haul network offer is thus improving in a region of the world where we are already a European leader”, stated Frédéric Gagey, Chairman and CEO of Air France.

Luis Guillermo Solís, President of the Republic of Costa Rica, added: “Thanks to this new flight, French travellers will come to our country more easily. As part of a vast network of connecting flights, the new route will also serve as a gateway to Central America for European tourists. This will boost our country’s tourism industry and benefit over 600,000 people working in this sector directly or indirectly as well as business lines for which tourism represents a growth opportunity.

Flight times (local time)

AF430: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:45, arrives at San José Juan Santamaría international airport at 18:10 the same day;

AF431: leaves San José Juan Santamaría international airport at 20:40, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:50 the next day.

Flights operated on Wednesday and Saturday on departure from Paris.

This new flight offer complements that of Copa Airlines, a partner airline of the Air France-KLM Group, offering numerous flights to San José on departure from Panama, the national airline of Panama’s hub of the Americas.


Bordered by the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica offers plenty of protected nature parks, fine sandy beaches, active volcanoes and mountainous landscapes. A pioneer in ecotourism, in 2015 San José welcomed close to 2.7 million tourists in search of nature and adventure. A sunny haven of untamed nature, that is yours to discover in the middle of the European winter with Air France.

For more information or to make a booking, go to, call 3654 (€0.35 inc. tax per minute from a landline), contact an Air France ticket office or your local travel agent.


A leader in Central and South America and the Caribbean in terms of seat capacity, Air France-KLM serves 27 destinations* in this region, and offers over 200 weekly flight frequencies on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.

* Aruba, Bogota, Bonaire, Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Cancun, Cali, Caracas, Cayenne, Curaçao, Fort-de-France, Guayaquil, Havana, Lima, Mexico, Montevideo, Panama, Paramaribo, Pointe-à-Pitre, Port-au- Prince, Punta Cana, Quito, San Domingo, Saint-Martin, Santiago de Chile, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro.

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