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Emirates to connect Santiago de Chile via Sao Paulo

Effective 5 July 2018, Emirates will launch a new, five times a week, service from Dubai to Santiago International Airport, via Sao Paulo.

The new service will see the airline complementing the existing daily A380 flight between Dubai and Sao Paulo. In total, Emirates will now fly 12 times a week to Sao Paulo. Citizens from both Brazil and Chile only need ID cards to travel to either country. The new route will be operated with a two-class configured Boeing 777-200LR which offers 38 Business Class seats and 264 seats in Economy Class.

Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, said: “The start of our operations to Chile underlines our commitment to South America with our fourth destination on the continent and another five flights to Sao Paulo. We are pleased to add a destination that has been in strong demand from our customers and look forward to working with stakeholders in Chile.”

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.

Emirates, flydubai announce new code-share destinations

Emirates along with flydubai announced 16 additional destinations to which Emirates’ passengers will be able travel on a single ticket. The new, expanded network now includes destinations such as Zanzibar, Kathmandu and Kilimanjaro.

Emirates President, Sir Tim Clark said: “Nearly 14,000 sectors have been ticketed during the first week of operation, surpassing our expectations. We have witnessed strong demand for travel from Europe and the United States to South Asian destinations. The partnership is an unprecedented opportunity for both airlines to unleash combined power of their networks.”

The new codeshare destinations include Bratislava (Slovakia), Chittagong (Bangladesh), Djibouti (Djibouti), Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Hargeisa (Somalia), Istanbul – Sabiha Gokcen (Turkey), Kathmandu (Nepal), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Mattala Rajapaksa (Sri Lanka), Makhachkala (Russia), Podgorica (Montenegro), Sylhet (Bangladesh), Ufa (Russia), Voronezh (Russia), Yerevan (Armenia) and Zanzibar (Tanzania).

For bookings under the codeshare, Emirates passengers will receive complimentary meals and the Emirates checked baggage allowance on flights operated by flydubai in both Business and Economy. Skywards members can earn miles and Skywards Tier Miles on codeshare flights as per existing Skywards mileage programme.

Emirates Group Security to host AVSEC Global Symposium

Emirates Group Security will bring together global experts in aviation security for a three day symposium on aviation security in Dubai.

The third edition of the of the AVSEC Global symposium is scheduled to take place from 8 – 10 October 2017 with an apt theme – ‘Ahead of Tomorrow’.

The global symposium will focus on initiatives and technologies that will drive aviation security in the future. Attendees will include some prominent industry leaders in global security to discuss critical security challenges of the future including Sir Tim Clark, president Emirates airline, Khoo Boon Hui, former president of Interpol, Sachi Wimmer, executive director, office of transport security, Australian Government and Christine Negroni, author and journalist specialising in aviation.

The conference will be inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive, Emirates Airline and Group.

Emirates’ targets November for unveiling new first class

In a recent announcement, Emirates confirmed that its new first class product will be showcased at the Dubai Air Show in November 2017.

Making its debut on-board a Boeing 777-300ER, Emirates’ new first class cabin will feature six private suites, compared to the existing eight private suites on its existing 777 fleet.

In addition to the entirely redesigned first class product, Emirates’ new Boeing 777-300ER will also boast a range of other new features in the business and economy class cabins. Emirates will announce destinations where the new Boeing 777-300ER is to be deployed in due course.

Sir Tim Clark, president Emirates Airline said: “Our products and services across cabin classes are continually improved and enhanced. But what our customers will see on Emirates’ new 777s starting from November, will be a much bigger revamp that takes our on-board experience to the next level. All cabins will sport a totally fresh new look.”

Emirates is the operator of Boeing 777, flying 162 of these efficient wide-body aircraft to six continents from Dubai.