Lufthansa announces non-stop service from Germany to Costa Rica

Good news for fans of Germany living in Costa Rica. Lufthansa will include the Frankfurt – San José connection in their summer 2018 flight schedule. From March 29, 2018, a non-stop Lufthansa flight will take off every Thursday and Saturday from Frankfurt to the capital city of Costa Rica, San Jose.

The connection is the second connection offered non-stop by the company from Frankfurt to Central America- the first being the flight from Frankfurt to Panama. Both connections complement each other.

You can now fly to San José seven times a week from Frankfurt: twice non-stop with Lufthansa, or five times via Panama with a short flight with Lufthansa’s partner Copa Airlines.

Flights to San José use an Airbus A340-300, which has 279 seats covering Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class.

LH518 leaves the Lufthansa Frankfurt hub at 13:45 and arrives in San José in the late afternoon at 17:55 local time.

The return flight takes off from San José in the evening at 19:50 and lands at Frankfurt Airport the following day at 15:10 after a flight time of around 11 hours.

Details of the new flight:

Frankfurt (FRA) – San José, Costa Rica (SJO)

  • Twice a week (Thurs, Sat from 29 March 2018)
  • LH518: FRA 13:45 – 17:55 SJO
  • LH519: SJO 19:50 – 15:10 +1 FRA
  • Price: from 881 euros including taxes and fees
  • Distance: 9.362 km (5.055 nautical miles)
  • Airbus A340-300

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