Celebrating the launch of Emirates’ new route to Santiago via Sao Paulo in Dubai were: Cabin Crew member Fernanda Lima; Ibrahim Ali Alblooshi, Commercial Visa Services Officer; Khalid Ghubash Al Mehairi, MD, ATS; Obaid Khadim Ahmed Bin Touq Al Marri; Mohamed Jassim Al Rais, Deputy MD, Al Rais Travel; Ayoub Al Sharif; Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Divisional SVP Commercial Operations Centre, Emirates; Jean Paul Tarud Kuborn, Outgoing Ambassador of Chile, UAE Chilean Embassy; Mohammed Al Sharif, Chairman, Farzana Trading; Alexandra Popescu; and Emirates Cabin Crew member Layal Kaddoura. The MEB3 member will offer a five times weekly rotation to Santiago using its 777-200s.
- Emirates has launched a five times weekly service from Dubai (DXB) to Santiago (SCL), via the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, marking the airline’s first arrival in Chile. Operated by the MEB3 carrier’s 302-seat 777-200 fleet, the service commenced on 5 July. Hubert Frach, Emirates Divisional SVP, Commercial Operations, West said: “We are very pleased to see the interest this new route has created since it was announced in late January, reflected in strong bookings from and to Santiago. Santiago is a very popular leisure and business destination, and this new service will offer customers across our global network, particularly from key inbound markets such the Far East, Middle East and West Asia, a great travel option to South America.” Flight EK263 will depart Dubai on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 09:05, arriving in Sao Paulo at 17:00, before departing at 18:30 and landing in Santiago at 21:40 on the same day. The return flight EK264 will leave Santiago on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 01:10, touching down in Sao Paulo at 05:55. EK264 will depart from Sao Paulo at 07:45 bound for Dubai where it will arrive at 05:15 the next day. The new service will see Emirates fly an additional five times a week to Sao Paulo, complementing the airline’s existing daily A380 flight between Dubai and the Brazilian city. The 14,820-kilometre sector from Dubai to Santiago faces no direct competition. See how Santiago Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.