British Airways has announced that it will begin direct service to Costa Rica from London starting next May 4.
The airline will fly Wednesdays and Saturdays during the British summer and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during the winter months, said an announcement. The British airport will be London Gatwick.
Costa Rican tourism officials said this was positive news. They said the airline could deliver 30,000 visitors a year. Plus the London hub has connections to 130 other destinations for those flying from Juan Santamaría airport to London, they said.