Emirates Airline will adopt a new daily service to Mexico City, via the Spanish city of Barcelona, starting on December 9, 2019.
The new linked service will allow customers to travel between the two cities in unprecedented style and comfort. Citizens from Mexico, Spain and the UAE only need their passports to enjoy visa-free travel to each country.
The Mexico City service will be operated with a two-class Emirates Boeing 777-200LR, which offers 38 seats in business class in a 2-2-2 configuration and 264 seats in economy class. The new 777 flight will also offer up to 14 tonnes of cargo, opening up access to more global markets for Mexican exports.
President, Emirates Airline, Sir Tim Clark elucidated: “We are excited to be able to introduce new air connectivity between Dubai and Mexico. The availability of high-quality, daily international air services is essential for the development of tourism, business and cultural ties. Trade, especially in high-value and time-sensitive products, will be facilitated by the ample cargo capacity on Emirates’ Boeing 777 aircraft. We also expect tourism to receive a major boost from the daily flights on our newly-refurbished Boeing 777-200LR.”
He continued: “Due to the high altitude of Mexico City airport, it is not possible to operate a non-stop flight from Dubai, and Barcelona was a natural choice for a stopover. We are pleased to offer a direct connection on the route between the Spanish city and Mexico City that has long been neglected by other airlines and remains underserved despite the strong customer demand.”
Mexico City is the first destination in Mexico to be served by Emirates Airline, is the largest city of Mexico and the most populous city in North America.
Emirates Airline flight EK255 will depart Dubai at 03:30, arriving in Barcelona at 08:00 before departing again at 09:55 and arriving into Mexico City at 16:15 on the same day. The return flight, EK256, will depart Mexico City at 19:40, arriving in Barcelona the next day at 13:25. EK256 will depart once again from Barcelona at 15:10 bound for Dubai, where it will arrive at 00:45 the following day, facilitating convenient onward connections to numerous destinations in India, South East Asia and the Middle East.