Dubai carrier Emirates has announced it will begin flying five times a week to Chile’s Santiago International Airport from later this year.
A Boeing 777-200LR with 38 business class and 264 economy class seats will operate the route with a stopover in Sao Paolo, Brazil, where Emirates already flies a daily A380 service.
With the addition from July 5 it will fly 12 times a week between Dubai and Sao Paulo.
Citizens from Brazil and Chile will be able to travel between the two countries using only their ID cards thanks to pre-existing agreements.
“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,” said Emirates president Sir Tim Clark.
“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 to provide our unique product and award-winning service to passengers there.”
EK263 will depart Dubai at 9:05am on Tuesdays Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and arrive in Sao Paulo at 5:00pm.
It will then leave Sao Paulo at 6:30pm and arrive in Santiago at 9:40pm.
Return flight EK264 will leave Santiago on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:10am and arrive in Sao Paulo at 5:55am.
It will then depart for Dubai at 7:45am and arrive at 5:15am the next day.
Santiago is the firs destination in Chile served by Emirates, with the 777 flight offering up to 14 tonnes of cargo capacity to the country.