Emirates continues to expand its reach across the world, with plans to connect Chile and Santiago International Airport to its worldwide network
The new expansion will add a five days a week service, with Emirates operating the flight as a one-stop service/tag-on flight to it’s San Paulo service to Santiago International Airport
With the service commencing on the 5th July, the airline will operate the following:
EK263 DEPART DXB 09:05 ARRIVE GRU 17:00 DEPART 18:30 ARRIVE SCL 21:40 EK264 DEPART SCL 01:10 ARRIVE GRU 05:55 DEPART 07:45 ARRIVE DXB 05:15+1 Commences: 5th July 2018 EK263 Operates Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays EK264 Operates Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Booked Equipment: Two Class Boeing 777-200LR Data: Emirates
The extra 5 days a week service will also increase capacity to San Paulo which will now benefit with a 12 flights a week service between it and Dubai. The timings at Dubai should provide easy connections to flights to and from Asia, China and the Middle East.
Emirates will use a two-class Boeing 777-200LR, in a two class configuration, set with:
- 38 Business Class Seats in a 2-2-2 configuration
- 264 Economy Class seats in a 3-4-3 configuration
In addition, the flights will provide 14 tonnes of cargo capacity – useful for those who wish to set up import and export routes.
It also seems that Emirates has secured traffic rights between the two destinations, with the airline noting
“Customers in South America can now travel between the two cities in unprecedented style and comfort. Citizens from both Brazil and Chile only need ID cards to travel to either country.”
Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline is happy about the route stating
“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.”
Ticketing is now open for these flights.
Emirates primary business relies on it feeding passengers through its hub at Dubai and making further connections. To do this, the airline needs to continually expand and find new destinations that can the airline can funnel passengers though. The introduction of a new South American destination provides more connectivity – and more feed into Emirates Dubai hub.
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