Emirates to launch services to Mexico City via Barcelona

BP Report

Emirates Tuesday announced its plan to launch a new daily service from Dubai  to Mexico City International Airport , via the Spanish city of Barcelona starting on 9 December 2019. Mexico City will be the first destination in Mexico to be served by Emirates. New route will provide daily flight services between Spain and Mexico to cater to underserved demand.

Emirates’ Mexico City flight will be a linked service with Barcelona, meaning that customers can now travel between the two cities. Citizens from Mexico, Spain and the UAE only need their passports to travel to each respective country. Bangladeshi passengers from Dhaka will enjoy convenient connection to Barcelona and Mexico City, according to a statement.

The new route will be operated with a two-class Emirates Boeing 777-200LR which offers 38 Business Class seats and 264 seats in Economy Class. 

The aircraft will also offer a cargo capacity of 14 tonnes. 

Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline said: “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 located in the Valley of Mexico at an altitude of 2,240 metres.

Emirates flight EK 255 will depart Dubai at 03:30 local time, 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 local time, 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.

Emirates operates three daily flights from Dhaka and via Dubai offers convenient connections to 150 cities in five continents.