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Avianca promises not to cancel any more flights to Costa Rica

January 20, 2015

Costa Rican officials including Tourism Minister Allan Flores on Thursday met with Avianca-Taca representatives in Colombia, who said the airline would not cancel more flights to Costa Rica or fire more local employees.

Flores met with Avianca President Fabio Villegas to clarify a number of rumors that have circulated recently regarding the future of the airline’s operations in Costa Rica.

In May, the airline announced the elimination of five direct flights to Costa Rica and the dismissal of 261 employees in the country.

The destinations eliminated included flights between San José and Los Angeles, New York, Havana, Quito and Guayaquil.

The airline said at the time that “profitability of these direct destinations were the reason for eliminating the flights.”

Avianca still has 1,000 employees working at its Costa Rica operations.

The meeting also was attended by Costa Rican Presidency Minister Carlos Ricardo Benavides and Transport Vice Minister Ana Cecilia Jenkins.

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