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Not Wanting to Be Left Out, Delta Airlines Offers Nonstop Flights to Liberia International Airport

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If you live in the United States, it seems you’ll have few excuses not to take a vacation to Costa Rica thanks to the growing list of airline companies offering fantastically priced flights to this top beach vacation destination.

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Starting from January 2012, Delta Airlines will begin year round weekly flights to Liberia International Airport in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Operating every Saturday, a Delta 160 seat Boeing 737-800 will set out from the U.S.A airport, Costa Rica bound.

Liberia International Airport Services Guanacaste, Home to Some of the Country’s Best Beaches

Liberia International Airport (LIR) is the closest airport to top beach vacation destinations in Guanacaste, Costa Rica,

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including Playa Tamarindo, Flamingo Beach and the Gulf of Papagayo along Costa Rica’s Gold Coast.

Since its inauguration, Liberia International Airport (Also referred to as Daniel Oduber International Airport) has enjoyed a steady increase in tourism arrivals to Costa Rica, up 26% in the first three months of 2011 compared to the same period of time in 2010.


Increase in Costa Rica Vacations Trigger Expansion Works and New Terminal

Thanks to the growing popularity of this region of Costa Rica, expansion works at the Liberia International Airport are currently underway; a new arrivals terminal is set to open in November 2011.

This is the fourth airline to confirm an addition of their flight itinerary to include Costa Rica

  • On the 7th of July, Jet Blue announced that it will begin offering permanent flights from New York, John F. Kennedy Airport to Liberia International Airport.  Beginning on 17th November 2011.
  • On Monday the 13th of June, Sun Country Airlines said it will operate a non-stop service from the Twin Cities in Minnesota to Liberia International Airport for the 2012 high season.
  • German Airline Air Berlin Flights to Costa Rica begin on the 12th of November 2011.

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