UAE, Costa Rica expand travel routes, further ties after leaders meet

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 11:15am

By ARN News Staff

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, met Carlos Quesada, the President of Costa Rica, at EXPO 2020 Dubai.

Several agreements were signed between the two countries in sectors including economic and technical, to promote entrepreneurship, sustainability and environment conservation, as well as the exchange of knowledge and expertise between the two nations.

Subsequently, Emirates chairman and CEO, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, met with the Costa-Rican official to discuss an expansion in routes and flight options.

As a part of this visit, Sheikh Ahmed revealed that Emirates is in conversation with Avianca for a codeshare agreement.

"Emirates will soon be able to offer our customers connections to Costa Rica via Bogota from more airports including European points such as Barcelona, Madrid and London," said a tweet from the chairman.

It will also allow flights to Costa Rica from the carrier's gateways in US and Mexico.

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