Emirates introduces daily services to Bogotá via Miami

The new daily service to Bogotá will provide travellers from Colombia convenient access to Dubai, via Miami, as well as connectivity to popular destinations in the Far East, West Asia and Africa

The new daily service to Bogotá will provide travellers from Colombia convenient access to Dubai, via Miami, as well as connectivity to popular destinations in the Far East, West Asia and Africa.

Emirates has started its services to the Colombian capital of Bogotá, expanding the airline’s South American network to four destinations and reaching 19 points across the Americas.

The daily service, via Miami, is operated with a Boeing 777 aircraft, which will offer premium passenger services on its daily services to Bogotá. Emirates also became the first airline to offer First Class services on the popular route between Miami and Bogotá.

Emirates’ daily flight EK213 departs Dubai at 0215hrs and arrives in Miami at 1005hrs. The flight then departs Miami at 1205hrs, arriving in Bogotá at 1455hrs. Emirates’ return flight EK214 leaves Bogotá at 1719hrs and arrives in Miami at 2215hrs. The flight then departs Miami at 0045hrs the next day arriving in Dubai at 2300hrs. All times are local.

The new daily service to Bogotá will provide travellers from Colombia convenient access to Dubai, via Miami, as well as connectivity to popular destinations in the Far East, West Asia and Africa.

Emirates customers flying from its network and Dubai via Madrid, Barcelona, or London Heathrow can fly direct to three points in Colombia and enjoy seamless connectivity, in addition to other travel benefits that introduce more convenience. Codeshare flights that will be available for customers to select from include Madrid to Bogotá, Medellin or Cali; Barcelona to Bogotá; and London Heathrow to Bogotá.

The launch of services to Emirates’ latest destination was celebrated at gate A14 at El Dorado International Airport upon arrival of EK213 from Miami, which was welcomed by traditional Colombian dancers. A cake-cutting ceremony and symbolic gift exchange commemorated the occasion in the presence of a delegation of VIPs including His Excellency Luis Miguel Merlano Hoyos, Colombian Ambassador to the UAE; Mohamed Alshamsi, UAE Ambassador to Colombia: Sergio Paris Mendoza, Director General of Aeronáutica Civil de Colombia; and Natali Leal, OPAIN General Manager.

Nabil Sultan, Emirates’ EVP Passenger Sales and Country Management said, “The addition of Bogotá to our network reinforces our deep commitment to South America and to expanding our reach in this important continent. We are also excited to provide our premium services between Miami and Bogotá and to introduce a First Class offering for the first time-ever on this popular route. This allows us to offer a signature travel experience for customers, helping to drive more visitors between the US and Colombia.

“We would like to thank Aeronáutica Civil de Colombia, El Dorado International Airport and all stakeholders and authorities in Colombia, the US and the UAE for making it possible to add Bogotá to our global network,” Sultan added.

Sergio Paris Mendoza, Director General of Aeronáutica Civil de Colombia commented, “Colombia, the gateway to South America, connects for the first time with the Middle East via the Bogota-Miami-Dubai route operated by Emirates. Through Emirates’ services we are delighted to have the opportunity to increase inbound tourism and trade between Colombia and the Middle East.”

Natali Leal, OPAIN General Manager added, “We welcome Emirates to El Dorado. With their arrival, we solidify our position as one of the leading air terminals in Latin America and the gateway to Colombia. Now, with this new airline, we can offer better connections and experiences to our travelers. Currently, 40 million passengers travel through El Dorado annually, and we are ready to welcome new travelers eager to experience Emirates.”