DUBAI, 16 July 2018 – Emirates has introduced a new, five times-a-week service from Dubai (DXB) to Santiago International Airport (SCL), via the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo (GRU), marking it the airline’s first destination Chile.
Emirates’ newly refurbished Boeing 777-200LR operate the new route, which offers 38 business class seats in a 2-2-2 layout, and 264 seats in economy class.
Business Class seats have the same design and shape of Emirates’ latest lie-flat seats, they are now two inches wider for a more comfortable journey.
Emirates divisional senior vice president, commercial operations, west, Hubert Frach 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.”
In addition, the new business class cabin features a social area – unique to the Boeing 777-200LR fleet. The mini-lounge area features snacks such as crisps, sandwiches and fruit, as well as beverages for customers to help themselves to during the flight.
Economy class seats on the 777-200LR come with full leather headrests that have flexible side panels and can also be adjusted vertically for optimum support.
Flight details and connections to Emirates’ global network of over 160 destinations
Flight EK263 will depart Dubai on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 0905 local time, arriving in Sao Paulo at 1700, before departing again at 18:30 and arriving into Santiago at 2140 on the same day.
The return flight EK264 will depart Santiago on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 0110 local time, arriving in Sao Paulo at 0555. EK264 will depart once again from Sao Paulo at 0745 bound for Dubai where it will arrive at 0515 the next day.
Passengers travelling from Sao Paulo can benefit from a morning departure in Sao Paulo and morning arrival in Dubai, making connecting to new destinations in Southeast Asia, China, Turkey, Egypt, Middle East, Africa and Europe 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.
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. Citizens from both Brazil and Chile only need ID cards to travel to either country.
Passengers flying with Emirates can book a Dubai Stopover package, which will allow them to stay in Dubai for a few days on their way to one of over 160 destinations.
Chilean and Brazilian nationals do not need a visa when visiting Dubai.