Emirates opened in July new services to Santiago de Chile via the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo. This fourth passenger route to South America will be served with five weekly flights, increasing frequency to Sao Paolo
Emirates has announced in July a new service, five times a week, from Dubai to Santiago International Airport (SCL), via the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo.
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.
Fast growing destination among Asian tourists
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. It is one of the most stable and prosperous nations in South America filled with stunning landscapes, historic beauty, local charm and delectable foods.
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.
Tourism in Chile has seen a sustained growth over the last few years with 6.5 million international visitors visiting the country in 2017 or an increase of 13.3% compared to 2016 figures which saw a growth of 27% from the previous year. In 2017, Asian travellers arrivals jumped by 22.9% compared to the previous year.
Flight details and connections
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.
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.
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.