Emirates is to start a new daily service from Dubai International Airport to Mexico City International Airport via Barcelona – starting on 9 December 2019.
The new route will be operated with a two-class Boeing 777-200LR. It will offer up to 14 tonnes of cargo, opening up access to more global markets for Mexican exports such as avocados, berries, mangoes, automotive parts and medical supplies.
Emirates SkyCargo has been flying freighters to/from Mexico City since 2014 and in the last year carried over 22,500 tonnes of cargo on the route.
Emirates Airline president, Sir Tim Clark said: “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 added: “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.
“We would like to thank the authorities and our partners in both Spain and Mexico for their support of the new route and look forward to provide our unique product and award-winning service to travellers.”
Mexican Civil Aviation Authority director general, Rodrigo Vasquez C said Emirates becomes the 43rd carrier operating international flights into Mexico.
Mexico City, the first destination in Mexico to be served by Emirates, is the largest city of Mexico and the most populous city in North America.