Emirates to launch services to Santiago de Chile via Sao Paulo

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Monday July 23, 2018 16:01
Bangkok--23 Jul--Spark Communications
  • Airline's fourth South American passenger route will be served with five weekly flights
  • New service will see Emirates fly 12 times a week to Sao Paulo
  • Passengers can now travel between Chile and Brazil with Emirates
Emirates has announced a new, five times a week, service from Dubai to Santiago International Airport (SCL), via the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, starting from today onwards.

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 Sao Paulo. In total, Emirates will now fly 12 times a week to Sao Paulo. Emirates' Santiago flight will be a linked service with Sao Paulo, meaning that 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.

The new route will be operated with a two-class configured Boeing 777-200LR which offers 38 Business Class seats in a 2-2-2 configuration and 264 seats in Economy Class. The new 777 flight will also offer up to 14 tonnes of capacity for cargo, opening up access to more global markets for Chilean exports such as fish, seafood, cherries, flowers and general perishable goods.

Commenting on the new Emirates route, Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, said "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."

Flight details and connections to Emirates' global network of over 160 destinations

Flight EK263 will depart Dubai on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturday and Sundays at 09:05hrs local time, arriving in Sao Paulo at 17:00, before departing again at 18:30 and arriving into Santiago at 21:40 on the same day. The return flight EK264 will depart Santiago on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturday and Sundays at 01:10 local time, arriving in Sao Paulo at 05:55. EK264 will depart once again from Sao Paulo at 07:45 bound for Dubai where it will arrive at 05:15 the next day.

Timings of the new service are scheduled to allow for seamless connections to many Asian and Middle East routes, via a convenient stopover in Dubai. Passengers travelling from Sao Paulo will now benefit from a morning departure in Sao Paulo and morning arrival in Dubai, making connecting to new destinations Southeast Asia, China and Middle East more convenient.

Chile is a popular destination for business and leisure travellers around the world, in particular from Asian destinations such as China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand and India. Chile is also home to large Chinese and Middle East communities that can now take advantage of the new service.

Flying Emirates to Chile

Santiago, the first destination in Chile to be served by Emirates, is the largest city of Chile accounting for nearly half of the nation's GDP. Chile's capital is developing its reputation for being an incubator for major universities, large global companies and budding start-ups thanks to a growing population of well-educated young professionals. Strengthening its position towards a more productive, technology-intensive economy many global companies and conglomerates have their headquarters or regional offices in the city centre. Chile is also the world's largest producer of copper.

Chile is one of the most stable and prosperous nations in South America filled with stunning landscapes, historic beauty, local charm and delectable foods. Tourism in Chile has seen a sustained growth over the last few years with 5.6 million international visitors visiting the country in 2016 compared to 4.43 million in 2015. Chile has many different adventures to offer tourists: stargazing in the driest desert in the world, millennial glaciers in the southernmost part of the planet, enchanted forests, and lakes located at the foot of massive volcanoes. Chile is also one of the top producers and exporters of wine in the world.

Travellers from Thailand can depart from Bangkok to Emirates' global destinations via Dubai, using a mix of A380 and B777 aircraft. Currently, Emirates operates six daily flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Dubai, and two daily flights from Phuket to Dubai.

Emirates' premium passengers as well as Platinum and Gold Skywards members can now also enjoy the bigger and better Emirates Airport Lounge in Thailand, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable journey from the moment they start their travel, to the moment they arrive at their destination.

About Emirates Thailand:

Emirates (www.emirates.com/th), recognised as Airline of the Year at the 2018 Air Transport Awards, connects Bangkok to its Dubai hub with six daily flights and Phuket to Dubai with double flights daily. Emirates currently operates four of its six daily flights from Bangkok to Dubai with an A380. Serving 161 destinations in 85 countries/territories, the airline reported a net profit of US$ 762 million for the fiscal year 2017-2018. Emirates operates 270 wide-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft, including the world's largest fleet of A380s, and has orders for an additional 257 aircraft. Emirates' partnership with Thailand began in 1990 when it launched flights to Bangkok and ever since it has stimulated trade between the country and points across its network. Emirates has a weekly cargo capacity of 750 tonnes each way in the belly-hold of the passenger aircraft serving Thailand. The airline has been operating its flagship Airbus A380 on the Bangkok-Dubai and Bangkok-Hong Kong route since 2009 and reinforced its commitment to Thailand with the launch of daily direct flight to Phuket in December 2012, increasing it to double daily services in December 2015.

For information and ticket reservations please visit www.emirates.com/th or contact the Reservation Office 02-664 1040.

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