Emirates has announced its plan to launch a new, five times a week, service from Dubai to Santiago International Airport (SCL), via the Brazilian city of São Paulo, starting on 5 July 2018.
The new service will see Emirates fly an additional five times a week to São 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 São Paulo. Emirates’ Santiago flight will be a linked service with São 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 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 São 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.”
Timings of the new service are scheduled to allow its seamless connections to many Asian and Middle East routes, via a convenient stopover in Dubai. Passengers travelling from São Paulo will now benefit from a morning departure in São Paulo and morning arrival in Dubai, making connecting to new destinations in Southeast Asia, China and the 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.