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United Airlines is preparing a significant expansion into Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean during the upcoming U.S. winter.

The Chicago-based airline is “planning ahead by increasing service to cities in the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America,” it announced. This includes 30% more flights to “Latin beach and leisure markets” compared to 2019.

Per The Points Guy, United is adding or increasing flights on the following routes to Costa Rica, with options to both Liberia, Guanacaste (LIR) and the San José area (SJO):

Denver to SJO.
Los Angeles to SJO.
San Francisco to LIR (begins December 5).
Los Angeles to LIR.

“We know our customers are already eager to plan winter vacations and gatherings in person this year to make up for time that they lost,” said Ankit Gupta, vice president of network planning at United.

“As pandemic restrictions ease, people are becoming more confident in planning travel further in advance, so we want to make sure to offer our customers as much choice as possible.”

Costa Rica fully reopened its air borders to tourists last November. It currently requires that visitors purchase travel health insurance, but that requirement will be dropped for minors and vaccinated travellers as of August 1, 2021.

Tourists do not need to quarantine on arrival or bring proof of a negative coronavirus test.

Spotted in ticotimes

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