Emirates to expand its South American network with launch of services to Bogotá from 3 June

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Emirates today announced it will launch a new daily service
from Dubai to the Colombian capital, Bogotá, starting on 3 June 2024

As well as connecting Colombia with the United Arab Emirates, the new services will establish a
historic first-ever link between the greater Middle East region and the northern part of the South
American continent. Emirates’ entry into Bogotá will expand its South American network to four
gateways, complementing its scheduled services to São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos

The latest destination will also enhance the airline’s operations in the Americas now
serve 19 points across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia.
The daily services will link Dubai and Bogotá via Miami, with Emirates set to become the first
airline to offer a host of premium services on the popular route between South Florida and

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Commenting on the launch of the new route and destination, Sir Tim Clark, President
Emirates Airline, said: “We’ve 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 choices 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.

“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.”

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The daily flights to Bogotá, South America’s second largest city by population, 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.

It will also provide convenient flights between
Bogotá and Miami, allowing travellers to fly between the two cities in unprecedented style and

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. Miami was selected due to its tourism and
trade links with Bogotá.

Passengers on flights in both directions between Dubai and Bogotá should meet entry
regulations for the United States and hold the required documents, due to immigration
procedures in Miami. 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

Tickets to Bogotá go on sale today for flights starting 3 June and can be booked on
emirates.com, the Emirates App, or via travel agents.

The flights will operate with timings as follows (all times are local):
Dates Flight Departure  Arrival

From 3 June
Summer schedule

EK213 (DXB/MIA) 02:15 10:05
EK213 (MIA/BOG) 12:35 15:25
EK214 (BOG/MIA) 17:25 22:15
EK214 (MIA/DXB) 00:45 23:00

From 3 November
(Winter schedule)

EK213 (DXB/MIA) 02:15 09:50
EK213 (MIA/BOG) 12:20 16:10
EK214 (BOG/MIA) 18:10 22:05
EK214 (MIA/DXB) 00:35 23:50

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. Lie-flat seats in First Class and Business
Class, complimentary food and beverage, and a generous free baggage allowance (conditions
apply) are amongst the firsts that Emirates will introduce on the direct services connecting
Colombia and the U.S.

Emirates’ customers can also sit back and relax with complimentary access to more than 6,500
channels of carefully curated global entertainment content, including in Spanish, featuring
movies, TV shows, music, podcasts, games, audiobooks and more with ice, Emirates’ award-
winning inflight entertainment system.

The new Boeing 777-300ER services will also offer up to 20 tonnes tonnes of capacity for
cargo on each flight, opening up access to more global markets for Colombian exports
such as fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables and other perishable goods.

Celebrating the launch of Emirates’ services to Colombia, His Excellency Germán Umaña
Mendoza, Colombia’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism said: “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.”

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On the new route launch, His Excellency Sergio París Mendoza, Director General, Aerocivil
Colombia said: “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 symbolizing
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. 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.”

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

Bogotá’s status as a major centre for tourism, education and culture has earned it its nickname
of the “Athens of South America.”

It is also a thriving hub for finance, boasts a large presence of
multinational companies, and has become a MICE destination due to its appeal as a central
location in the Americas.

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.

The Bogotá-Dubai flights are conveniently
timed to provide seamless connectivity if travelling onwards from Dubai.

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, the Far East and

Whether travelling to or through Dubai, travellers can enjoy sun-soaked beaches, heritage
activities, world-class hospitality and leisure facilities, and a variety of world-class experiences.



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