Jet Blue said Wednesday that it would be scheduling four non-stop flights a week from New York to Liberia starting Nov. 17.
The low-budget airline already flies into Juan Santamaría airport in Alajuela.
Costa Rican officials said that the arrival of Jet Blue to Daniel Oduber airport would coincide with the expected completion of a new terminal there. The job is about 75 percent done, they said. The new terminal will be able to handle 1,500 passengers at the same time.
The airport is getting a $35 million facelift.
Casa Presidencial said that the Jet Blue plan would increase by 11 percent the number of airline seats coming and going from the Liberia airport.
The announcement came at a press conference in Casa Presidencial where officials were overjoyed to have some upbeat tourism news.