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Tue, 24 July 2018

Emirates Launches Flights to Santiago, Chile

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.

Santiago, Chile. Click to enlarge.

 The new 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.

Sir Tim 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.

 The return 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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