Emirates has unveiled plans to launch daily
flights from Dubai (DXB) to Mexico City International Airport
(MEX), via the Spanish city of Barcelona (BCN), starting on 9
The new route will be operated with a two-class
Emirates Boeing 777-200LR which offers 38 Business Class seats in
a 2-2-2 configuration and 264 seats in Economy Class.
The new 777
flight will also offer up to 14 tonnes of cargo, opening up access
to more global markets for Mexican exports such as avocados,
berries, mangoes, automotive parts and medical supplies.
Emirates SkyCargo has been flying freighters
to/from Mexico City since 2014 already and in the last year
carried over 22,500 tons of cargo on the route.
Sir Tim Clark,
President of Emirates Airline said, “Due to the high altitude of Mexico
City airport, it is not possible to operate a non-stop flight from
Dubai, and Barcelona was a natural choice for a stopover. We are
pleased to offer a direct connection on the route between the
Spanish city and Mexico City that has long been neglected by other
airlines and remains underserved despite the strong customer
demand. We would like to thank the authorities and our partners in
both Spain and Mexico for their support of the new route and look
forward to provide our unique product and award-winning service to
Mexico is a popular
destination for business and leisure travellers around the world,
in particular from UAE, Spain, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Egypt
and Lebanon. Mexico is also home to Middle East communities that
can now take advantage of the new service.
Dubai is also
increasing in popularity with Mexican travellers. In the first 5
months of 2019 alone, Mexican visitor numbers to Dubai have grown
by 32% compared to the same period last year.
Emirates flight EK 255 will depart Dubai at 03:30 local time,
arriving in Barcelona at 08:00 before departing again at 09:55 and
arriving into Mexico City at 16:15 on the same day. The return
flight EK256 will depart Mexico City at 19:40 local time, arriving
in Barcelona the next day at 13:25. EK256 will depart once again
from Barcelona at 15:10 bound for Dubai where it will arrive at
00:45 the following day, facilitating convenient onward
connections to numerous destinations in India, South East Asia and
the Middle East.