Emirates expands Bogota services via Miami

An Emirates Boeing 777 in flight.
Photo Credit: Emirates

Emirates has announced the launch of a new daily service from Dubai to the Colombian capital, Bogotá, starting 3 June.

This move not only connects Colombia with the United Arab Emirates but also marks a historic milestone, establishing the first-ever link between the greater Middle East and northern South America.

Emirates’ Expansion to Bogotá

The decision to expand its services to Bogotá comes in the face of a growing demand for air services between the United Arab Emirates and Colombia.

With this new route, Emirates aims to offer more options and choices to passengers while delivering premium services both in the air and on the ground.

The daily flights between Dubai and Bogotá will be routed via Miami, making Emirates the first airline to offer premium services on this popular route between south Florida and Colombia.

This strategic choice ensures a streamlined travel experience for passengers, coupled with Emirates’ renowned hospitality and comfort.

Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, expressed his excitement about serving Colombia and emphasized the strategic significance of adding Bogotá to their network.

This expansion not only demonstrates Emirates’ dedication to South America but also aims to foster increased business and leisure travel opportunities for customers.

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The introduction of daily flights to Bogotá addresses the strong and growing demand for air travel between Colombia and the UAE, as well as connecting passengers to Emirates’ extensive global network.

Additionally, it provides convenient travel options between Bogotá and Miami, catering to the needs of discerning travelers.

An Emirates Boeing 777 approaches to land.
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Selection of Miami as a Stopover

Miami was strategically chosen as a stopover due to its tourism and trade links with Bogotá. While the high altitude of Bogotá necessitates a stopover for flights from Dubai, Miami offers a convenient and vibrant connection point for travelers.

Entry Regulations and Visa Requirements

Passengers traveling between Dubai and Bogotá via Miami must comply with entry regulations for the United States and hold the required documents.

However, Colombian and UAE citizens can enjoy visa-free entry for up to 90 days in Dubai and Bogotá respectively, thanks to reciprocal visa arrangements between both countries.

Boeing 777-300ER

Emirates will support the Bogotá – Miami route with their Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, boasting a total of 354 seats spread across three luxurious cabins.

Passengers can expect premium services, including lie-flat seats in both First Class and Business Class, complimentary food and beverage offerings, and a generous baggage allowance.

Interior view of Emirates Boeing 777 economy class
Boeing 777-300ER Economy Photo Credit: Emirates

In addition to the exceptional seating arrangements and services, Emirates is also introducing a world-class entertainment system on board.

Travelers will have access to over 6,500 channels of carefully curated global entertainment content, with options available in Spanish as well.

From movies and TV shows to music, podcasts, games, and audiobooks, passengers can sit back, relax, and enjoy a wide array of entertainment options throughout their journey with ice, Emirates’ renowned inflight entertainment system.

Cargo Uplift

The new Boeing 777-300ER services will not only cater to passengers but also provide ample cargo capacity, with up to 20 tonnes available on each flight.

This increased capacity will facilitate the transportation of Colombian exports, such as fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables, and other perishable goods, to various global markets.

The launch of Emirates’ services to Colombia has garnered praise from officials, including His Excellency Germán Umaña Mendoza and His Excellency Sergio París Mendoza, highlighting the significance of this new air link in enhancing connectivity, trade, investment, and tourism between the two nations.

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