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Emirates to boost S American operations with new Colombia flight

DUBAI, February 21, 2024

Dubai flag carrier Emirates is set to launch a new daily service to the Colombian capital Bogota starting from June 3, thus expanding its South American network to four gateways, complementing its services to Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Buenos Aires (Argentina). 

The daily services will link Dubai and Bogota via Miami, with Emirates set to become the first airline to offer a host of premium services on the popular route between south Florida and Colombia, said the airline in a statement..

As well as connecting Colombia with the UAE, the new services will establish a historic first-ever link between the greater Middle East region and the northern part of the South American continent.

The Bogota flight will also enhance the airline’s operations in the Americas to now serve 19 points across the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia.

Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, said: “We’ve long wanted to serve Colombia, and the addition of Bogotá to our network is part of our strategy to deliver better connectivity, expand options and choice for travellers and provide unparalleled premium experiences on the ground and in the air.

“The launch of our daily operations to the dynamic capital of Colombia also underscores our deep commitment to South America, and is poised to foster increased business and leisure travel opportunities for customers.

“There is a huge demand for travel to and from Bogota and we can’t wait for customers to experience Emirates’ signature products and services on the flights between Bogota and Dubai as well as between Bogotá and Miami.

“We would like to thank all the authorities involved for supporting our plans and making this new route possible. We look forward to adding value to the new communities served and building new partnerships to promote tourism and trade.”

The daily flights to Bogota, South America’s second largest city by population, will help cater to strong and growing demand for air travel between Colombia and the United Arab Emirates as well as between Colombia and numerous destinations on Emirates’ global network beyond Dubai which are not served directly from Bogota.

It will also provide convenient flights between Bogota and Miami, allowing travellers to fly between the two cities in unprecedented style and comfort. Due to the high altitude of the city of Bogota, it is not possible to operate a non-stop flight from Dubai, deeming a stopover necessary. Miami was selected due to its tourism and trade links with Bogota.

Passengers on flights in both directions between Dubai and Bogota should meet entry regulations for the United States and hold the required documents, due to immigration procedures in Miami.

Colombian and UAE citizens can enjoy visa-free entry for up to 90 days in Dubai and Bogotá respectively, thanks to reciprocal visa arrangements in place between both countries.

Colombian and UAE citizens can enjoy visa-free entry for up to 90 days in Dubai and Bogotá respectively, thanks to reciprocal visa arrangements in place between both countries.

Tickets to Bogota go on sale today for flights starting June 3 and can be booked on emirates.com, the Emirates App, or via travel agents. – TradeArabia News




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