Emirates to launch daily services to Bogotá via Miami from June 3

‘Poised to foster increased business & leisure travel opportunities’ says Emirates President
/ New Delhi
Emirates to launch daily services to Bogotá via Miami from June 3

Due to the high altitude of the city of Bogotá, it is not possible to operate a non-stop flight from Dubai

With an important stopover at Miami enroute, Emirates is set to launch daily services to link between Dubai and Bogotá in Colombia.
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Emirates, one of the two flag carriers of the United Arab Emirates, has announced the launch of a new daily service from Dubai to the Colombian capital Bogotá, starting June 3.

According to a press statement by Emirates, the new services will establish the first-ever link between the greater Middle East region and the northern part of the South American continent. 

It adds that the daily services will link Dubai and Bogotá via Miami, selected due to its tourism and trade links with Bogotá. Due to the high altitude of the city of Bogotá, it is not possible to operate a non-stop flight from Dubai, deeming a stopover necessary. 

Emirates says that in its summer schedule EK213 flight from Dubai will depart at 02:15 to land in Miami at 10:05. It will then depart at 12:35 to head on to Bogotá at 15:25. On the return leg, EK214 flight will depart from Bogotá at 17:25 hours to arrive at Miami at 22:15 hours. From there it will depart at 00:45 hours to land in Dubai at 23:00 hours.

Emirates says its entry into Bogotá will expand its South American network to four gateways, complementing its scheduled services to São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires and enhance the airline’s operations in the Americas to now serve 19 points across the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia.

Emirates CEO Tim Clark

Tim Clark

“We have 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,” says Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline.

The daily flights to Bogotá 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 Bogotá, the statement adds. 

“There is a huge demand for travel to and from Bogotá and we can’t wait for customers to experience Emirates’ signature products and services on the flights between Bogotá 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,” says Clark.

The statement adds that the 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.

Germán Umaña Mendoza

Germán Umaña Mendoza

It adds that tickets to Bogotá are on sale now for flights starting June 3. Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will offer 354 seats across three cabins and will raise the bar for premium services on the Bogotá – Miami route. 

“The launch of the new route between Bogotá and Dubai marks a major milestone in expanding the connectivity of our country, allowing us to strengthen trade, investment and tourism. As part of the government of President Gustavo Petro, our goal is to guarantee opportunities for the development and prosperity of communities in all of our territories and, in doing so, we remain committed to providing the framework to support foreign investment,” says Germán Umaña Mendoza, Colombia’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism.

 Dana Young

Dana Young

“Airlift expansion is crucial to increasing visitation and the economic impact tourism has on the state of Florida. We are thrilled that Emirates will now connect its daily Dubai to Miami flight with Bogotá offering additional opportunities for us to welcome Colombian travellers to the Sunshine State,” says Visit Florida President and CEO, Dana Young.

“In the realm of international relations, Colombia forges pathways to new realms of collaboration and understanding. Today, we rejoice in the inauguration of an air link with the vibrant city of Dubai, marking not only a connection between destinations but also symbolising our nation’s steadfast commitment to global integration. The Arab nations bear witness to a thriving and diverse Colombia, poised to cultivate bonds of friendship and prosperity transcending geographical boundaries,” says Sergio París Mendoza, Director General, Aerocivil Colombia.

Sergio París Mendoza

Sergio París Mendoza

“At this pivotal moment, we reaffirm our dedication to collaborating closely with our Arab counterparts towards mutual development and peace. May this new air route via Emirates Airline herald the commencement of a journey abundant in opportunities and shared successes. May each journey between our nations serve as a beacon of cooperation, dialogue, and empathy. May the bond between Colombia and the Arab countries endure eternally, flourishing in prosperity,” he adds.

The statement adds that while Dubai is expected to be the final destination for the majority of travellers on the Bogotá-Dubai route, other top destinations for travellers include mainland China and Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Johannesburg, Cairo and Delhi. 

Emirates’ flights will also facilitate convenient inbound connections to Bogotá through Dubai from 78 destinations in its extensive network and generate new passenger flows to Bogotá from high-growth markets such as the UAE, India, China, the wider Middle East, Far East and Australasia.

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