Liberia airport: the first in Latin America to have JetBlue Mint service


Written by MJ Blanco

JetBlue airways Mint service in Liberia Guanacaste Costa Rica

Few days ago, in the Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in the world-known Guanacaste province arrived the first JetBlue flight with its Mint service from New York. Although this connection already existed, the modality of the new flight is one of the novelties in arrivals to Liberia, since the flight is one of the most exclusive internationally.

With this launch, Liberia became the first city in which JetBlue offers its exclusive Mint service in Latin America. In addition, JetBlue will be the only airline that will operate flights with fully reclining seats between Costa Rica and the United States.

The JetBlue flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport will arrive every Saturday at 2:49 pm to Liberia during high season with the aim of giving a premium service to all incoming and outgoing tourists who vacation from the Big Apple and its connections to Liberia.

Here you have the seasonal schedule with Mint Service between New York (JFK) and Liberia (LIR) on Saturdays:

JFK - LIR Flight # 1691   |    10:25 a.m. - 2:49 p.m.
LIR - JFK Flight # 1692    |   4:15 p.m. - 10:14 p.m.

The Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) looks favorably on the increase in the arrival of new flights to the Northern Pacific side of the country, according to the Minister of Tourism, this is a work that dates back several months ago and that now pays off and will help to continue promoting the tourism industry in Guanacaste.

"The MINT plane offers more convenience to travelers and thus opens up new possibilities to attract tourists to Guanacaste. This is the materialization of the negotiations carried out for the benefit of Costa Rica, a personalized service to meet the needs of modern passengers that brings us ever closer to our main source of tourists, a potential market of 24 million people," said the country’s Tourism Minister, María Amalia Revelo.

JetBlue Mint arrived in the Costa Rica airport thanks to a joint effort of CORIPORT, the airport's concessionaire, the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) and the Guanacaste Tourism Chamber (CATURGUA). Approximately 3 thousand people are expected to arrive in Guanacaste within the new flight period.

"Mint is a highly anticipated flight for large cities in Latin America, at the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport we are very proud to receive passengers from one of the airports with the highest international connections that are expecting unique experiences on their vacations, in Guanacaste we are ready to receive them and give them the best of us", said César Jaramillo, General Manager of CORIPORT.

A little bit about JetBlue

JetBlue is a New York-based airline and a leading company in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue airways transports more than 40 million passengers a year to more than 100 different cities in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America with an average of 1,000 daily flights. If you want more information you can visit their web site www.jetblue.com.

What makes JetBlue Mint flights so especial?

The aircraft Airbus A321 features 10-inch television screens offering free entertainment, power outlets accessible to all customers, comfortable seats with spacious legroom, and offers a self-service station with snacks, soft drinks and free water (a); as well as Free Fly-Fi for all clients on the flight (b).

(a) While the supplies last.
(b) Fly-Fi is not available on flights operating outside of the continental United States. For flights originating outside the United States, Fly-Fi will be available once the aircraft returns to the coverage area.

Some of Mint's favorite features include fully reclining seats and benefits such as a signature cocktail, a tapas menu from the Saxon + Parole restaurant in New York City; Fresh espresso from the cappuccino machine designed specifically for the transporter, Hayward and Hopper service kits and desserts from local manufacturers of artisanal ice cream.

"We are proud to introduce our premium Mint cabin on the route between New York JFK and Liberia. This award-winning service offers our customers the option to fly with an unparalleled flight experience," said Giselle Cortes, director of international airports at JetBlue." This exalted service also demonstrates our continued commitment to offering new innovative options to our customers through superior service for both Costa Ricans and US tourists coming to the country for some family vacations or business."

What is CORIPORT?

Coriport is the concessionaire of the Costa Rican State since 2010 for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the new passenger terminal and associated ground facilities of the Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport.

Since 2016 the air terminal receives more than one million passengers per year thanks to the arrival of 18 airlines with an average of 30 international flights per day, all framed in harmony with the environment and a high commitment to quality.

The airport has the local recognition of Blue Flag 5 stars, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, in addition to being the first carbon neutral terminal in the region.

After all of these, what are you expecting to start planning your next trip for 2019 and try the luxurious comfort of JetBlue, the high quality of this airport, and all the wonders of Costa Rica?
Contact us if you decide to plan your next vacation packages!

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