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New Route of the Day – Americas (3 June 2024): Emirates between Miami and Bogota

Miami - Bogota

Emirates commenced flights between Miami and Bogota on Monday 3 June. The service originates from the airline’s hub in Dubai. The 4,425-kilometre sector, on which Emirates has rights to sell tickets, will be maintained daily with the 354-seat 777-300ER aircraft. It will compete directly against American’s 21-weekly rotations, Avianca’s 28-weekly service and LATAM’s 14-weekly flights.

Flight EK213 departs Miami at 12:05 local time, arriving in Bogota at 15:00 local time. The return service, operating as EK214, takes off from the Colombian capital at 17:19 local time, touching back down in Florida at 22:15 local time.

What they said

Nabil Sultan, Emirates’ EVP Passenger Sales and Country Management, said: “The addition of Bogota to our network reinforces our deep commitment to South America and to expanding our reach in this important continent. Bogota’s status as a key leisure and business destination makes it a gateway we have long wanted to serve, and the new flights will become a conduit to enhance trade flows, improve market access and open pathways for investment across a number of sectors between Colombia and the UAE. We are also excited to provide our premium services between Miami and Bogota 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.”

Natali Leal, General Manager of Bogota Airport operator OPAIN, 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 travellers. Currently, 40 million passengers travel through El Dorado annually, and we are ready to welcome new travellers eager to experience Emirates. We extend our warmest welcome with the commitment to being your partners in providing unique and memorable experiences.”

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