Emirates has launched five flights per week between Dubai and
Santiago International Airport (SCL) in Chile via the Brazilian
city of Sao Paulo.
The new service will see complement the
airline’s existing daily A380 flights between Dubai and Sao Paulo,
meaning Emirates now flies to Sao Paulo 12 times per week. Citizens from both
Brazil and Chile only need ID cards to travel to either country.
The new route will be operated with a Boeing 777-200LR offering 38 Business Class seats
in a 2-2-2 configuration and 264 seats in Economy Class.
777 flight will also offer up to 14 tonnes of capacity for cargo,
opening up access to more global markets for Chilean exports such
as fish, seafood, cherries, flowers and other perishable goods.
Clark, President Emirates Airline, said, “The start of our
operations to Chile underlines our commitment to South America
with our fourth destination on the continent and another five
flights to Sao Paulo. We are pleased to add a destination that has
been in strong demand from our customers and look forward to
working with stakeholders in Chile to provide our unique product
and award-winning service to passengers there.”
Flight EK263 will depart Dubai on Tuesdays,
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturday and Sundays at 09:05,
arriving in Sao Paulo at 17:00 before departing again at 18:30
and arriving into Santiago at 21:40 on the same day.
flight EK264 will depart Santiago on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays,
Saturday and Sundays at 01:10, arriving in Sao Paulo at
05:55. EK264 will depart once again from Sao Paulo at 07:45 bound
for Dubai where it will arrive at 05:15 the next day.
Chile is a popular destination for business and
leisure travellers around the world, in particular from Asian
destinations such as China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand and
India. Chile is also home to large Chinese and Middle East
communities that can now take advantage of the new service.
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