Lufthansa recently announced their newest route to Central America; from March 29th, 2018, the airline will offer twice-weekly nonstop flights from their hub in Frankfurt, Germany to San José, Costa Rica. Flights will operate on Thursdays and Sundays, using an Airbus A340-300.

This destination, located in the ‘green paradise of Central America’ is Lufthansa’s second destination in Central America, after Panama City. When flights start next March, passengers will be able to reach San José seven times a week: two times a week direct, and five times a week flying to Panama City and connecting on Lufthansa’s Star Alliance partner Copa Airlines.

San José, the capital of Costa Rica, is known for its beautiful European-style architecture, however, this is only one of the city’s attractions. The city has is a large cultural hub, with many theaters and museums to visit. In addition, many trips around the country, especially those associated with ecotourism, start from San José; these tours show the country’s fascinating landscapes, including its national parks, rainforests and cloud forests, all with a Caribbean-esque flair.

The Airbus A340-300 that will fly on the route has 279 seats, spread across Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class. Westbound flights take 12 hours and 10 minutes, departing Frankfurt at 1:45pm and arriving in San José at 5:55pm. The return eastbound flight takes 11 hours and 20 minutes, departing San José at 7:50pm and arriving in Frankfurt the next day at 3:10pm.

Lufthansa’s service to Europe will only be one of many daily next year. In addition to Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways, Condor, Edelweiss Air, Iberia and KLM will operate to San José, for a total of six destinations in Europe served non-stop from San José.

Featured image by Lufthansa.

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