American Airlines- new route from New York to San Jose

February 18, 2010

by: the wall street journal

American Airlines announced today that it will expand its international presence in New York this spring with three new routes between John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and San Jose, Costa Rica; Madrid, Spain; and Manchester, England. The new flights to San Jose will begin on April 6, while service to Madrid will start on May 1, and flights to Manchester will begin on May 13.

“New Yorkers are international travelers – whether for business or leisure travel – and we’re excited to add these three great destinations to our schedule,” said Jim Carter, American’s Vice President – Eastern Sales Division. “These new flights are perfect additions to our sparkling, state-of-the-art JFK Terminal – a major international gateway that provides best-in-class service and amenities for our premium and coach customers from our New York hub.”

The new San Jose flight, Flight 611, will depart five times a week from JFK, every day except Friday and Sunday. American will fly its Boeing 757 aircraft with 16 seats in Business Class and 166 seats in the Coach cabin on the route.

Costa Rica is a land of extreme beauty, and one of the most biologically diverse, and warmly welcoming countries in the world. Its name – which translates into “Rich Coast” in English – was originally given by Christopher Columbus in 1502 when he claimed the region for Spain. Costa Rica is located on the lower part of Central America, bordering the Caribbean to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Costa Rica is known for its amazing ecological systems, excellent climate and extremely friendly people.

Allan Flores, Minister of Tourism for Costa Rica, said, “American Airlines has a long history in Costa Rica, and they have served our country for more than 20 years. Air service is critical for the development of our tourism industry. We are pleased with the addition of New York service due the importance of this market and look forward to welcoming visitors from New York on American Airlines to our beautiful and unspoiled country, excellent climate and warm, friendly people.”

Here is American’s schedule between New York JFK and San Jose:

               From New York JFK to San Jose

Flight  Departs     Arrives     Days                   Begins
------  ----------  ----------  ---------------------  -------
611     3:35 P.M.   7:15 P.M.   Daily except Friday    April 6
------  ----------  ----------  ---------------------  -------
                                and Sunday
------  ----------  ----------  ---------------------  ------- 

                From San Jose to New York JFK

Flight  Departs     Arrives     Days                   Begins
------  ----------  ----------  ---------------------  -------
622     8:35 A.M.   3:40 P.M.   Daily except Saturday  April 7
------  ----------  ----------  ---------------------  -------
                                and Monday
------  ----------  ----------  ---------------------  -------

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