Emirates welcomes Costa Rican President at Expo2020 Dubai

Emirates airline yesterday welcomed the Costa Rican Head of State, President Carlos Alvarado Quesada at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Group Chairman and chief executive, together with the airline’s executives: Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer, Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Divisional Senior VP for International Affairs, and Salem Obaidalla, Senior VP Commercial Operations for the Americas, met with the delegation from Costa Rica, as well as First Lady of the Republic, Claudia Dobles Camargo.

Emirates announced initiatives to promote Costa Rica as a tourism destination to its global customer base. This includes offering enhanced air connectivity to the central American country through its codeshare partners, and the introduction of bespoke travel packages to Costa Rica under its Emirates Holidays business.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive, Emirates Group said: “In 2004, Emirates established the first non-stop flight to connect the UAE with the Americas. Ever since, we’ve focussed on expanding those air transport links which are crucial to building stronger trade and tourism ties.

Emirates has seen an increase in demand from travellers who wish to connect onward to Costa Rica from our gateways in the USA and Mexico, and we’ve been in positive discussions with our interline and codeshare partners to expand travel options to serve this demand. In co-operation with Avianca, 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. We look forward to developing even further ties with Costa Rica in the future.”

Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of the Republic of Costa Rica said: “I’d like to thank the UAE and Expo Dubai team for the warm welcome. Today, we are celebrating and strengthening the ties between UAE and Costa Rica. Like the UAE, Costa Rica is welcoming to tourists and businesses, and we also have a very strong sustainability focus as we want to ensure that we preserve our world for future generations. We are proud to showcase a slice of what Costa Rica has to offer at our Expo Dubai Pavilion.”