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Emirates connects Dubai and Bogota in Miami

Written by Miami Today on May 21, 2024

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Emirates connects Dubai and Bogota in Miami

Emirates airline, which launched direct flights from Miami to Dubai in July 2021 at a rate of four flights per week and then expanded to seven, is about to fly to Bogota via Miami.

From June 3rd, a daily flight will connect Dubai and Bogota via Miami. The airline says it will be the first to offer a range of premium services on the Miami-Bogota route.

The airline says the new service will serve 19 points in the U.S., as well as Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia.

“Due to the altitude of the city of Bogotá,” Emirates said in a statement, “it is not possible to operate a non-stop flight from Dubai, so a stopover is required. Miami was chosen because of its tourism and trade links with Bogotá, which has the second largest population of any city in South America.

According to the manufacturer's website, Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft can fly 7,370 miles on a single refueling.

The Emirates flights offer 354 seats in three cabins on the route. They offer lay-flat seats in both first and business class, free food and drinks, and free baggage allowance.

“We are pleased that Emirates will now connect its daily flight from Dubai to Miami with Bogotá, providing additional opportunities to welcome Colombian travelers to the Sunshine State,” said Dana Young, President and CEO of Visit Florida.

American Airlines, Avianca and Latam already offer nonstop passenger service between Miami and Bogota.

Emirates planes also have more than 20 tons of cargo capacity per flight, which the airline says opens up access “to more global markets for Colombian exports such as fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables and other perishable goods.”

With 2.24 million tons in 2022, Miami International Airport ranked seventh in the world in international cargo volume. This year, Colombia ranked second in both exports and imports in the Miami Customs District, as the country received $5.25 billion worth of goods from the United States and exported $4.25 billion worth of goods.

Emirates' cargo division, SkyCargo, has been flying since October 2020, transporting perishable goods, electronics and e-commerce goods, and champion horses, among other items, from Miami to equestrian events around the world.

Anna Harden

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