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Southwest Airlines officially announces return to Costa Rica

May 1, 2021

Southwest Airlines on Friday officially announced its June return to Costa Rica, representing the Dallas-based carrier’s first flights here since the coronavirus pandemic began.

“Costa Rican waterfalls, how we’ve missed you. Can’t wait to see you again in June,” the airline tweeted.

We first reported this news last week.

Via a press release, Southwest Airlines detailed its Costa Rica plans:

Southwest Customers once again will be able to say Pura Vida as we make a long-awaited return to beautiful Costa Rica with daily nonstop service from Houston (Hobby) to both Liberia, Guanacaste (LIR), and San José (SJO) beginning June 6; nonstop Saturday-only seasonal service from Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to Liberia, Guanacaste (LIR) also will launch on June 12.

Costa Rica is a country unlike any other and has so much to offer visitors from exhilarating adventures, like zip-lining through the rainforest, to picturesque beaches along the Pacific Ocean or the Caribbean Sea where you can relax and recharge – not to mention the delicious food that awaits you! It’s no wonder that Costa Rica and its natural beauty (one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world), exotic wildlife, and rich Culture have become a favorite for our Customers.

Tickets to some June flights are already on-sale, and Southwest says all will be bookable by next Friday.

Nine airlines offer direct connections between Costa Rica and the United States, the country’s main tourism market: Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Alaska, American Airlines, JetBlue, Spirit, Sun Country, Frontier (as of July 1) and Southwest (as of June 6).

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