Emirates has launched daily flights from Dubai
to Mexico City via Barcelona.
Emirates flight EK 255 is scheduled to depart Dubai at
03:30, arriving in Barcelona at 08:00 before departing
again at 09:55 and arriving into Mexico City at 16:15 on the same
The return flight, EK256, is timed to depart Mexico City at 19:40, arriving in Barcelona at 13:25
the following day. EK256 will depart from Barcelona at 15:10 bound
for Dubai where it will arrive at 00:45 the following day.
The aircraft deployed on the route is Emiratesí
newly refurbished two-class Boeing 777-200LR which offers 38
Business Class seats in a 2-2-2 layout, and 264 seats in Economy
Class. While the Business Class seats are in the same design and
shape of Emiratesí latest lie-flat seats, they are now two inches
wider for a more comfortable journey.
In addition, the new Business Class cabin
features a social area Ė unique to Emiratesí Boeing 777-200LR fleet. The
mini lounge area features snacks such as crisps, sandwiches and
fruit, as well as beverages for customers to help themselves to
during the flight.
Economy Class seats onboard the 777-200LR have
also been refreshed to the latest colour palette of soft greys and
blues. The ergonomically designed seats come with full leather
headrests that have flexible side panels and can also be adjusted
vertically for optimum support.
Salem Obaidalla, Emirates Senior Vice President,
Commercial Operations, Americas said: ďWe are excited to start a
new chapter in Emiratesí history, offering a seamless connection
between Dubai, Barcelona and Mexico City. We expect this service
to generate high demand and enhance business, culture and leisure
connections as well as boost tourism and commerce between these
The new 777 flight will offer up to 14 tonnes of cargo, opening up access to more global markets for
Mexican exports such as avocados, berries, and other fresh
Emirates SkyCargo has been flying freighters to/from
Mexico City since 2014 already and since April 2018 has carried
over 33,000 tonnes of cargo of cargo on the route.