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First Class Comes to Miami-Bogotá Route as Emirates Launches Daily Flights

First Class Comes to Miami-Bogotá Route as Emirates Launches Daily Flights

In a milestone event marking its expansion into South America, Emirates has commenced operations to Bogotá, the vibrant capital of Colombia. This launch marks the airline’s fourth destination in South America and brings the total number of destinations served across the Americas to 19.

The inaugural flight, EK213 from Miami, was greeted with jubilant festivities at gate A14 of El Dorado International Airport. Traditional Colombian dancers welcomed the arriving passengers amidst a celebratory atmosphere. A delegation of distinguished guests, including His Excellency Luis Miguel Merlano Hoyos, Colombian Ambassador to the UAE; His Excellency Mohamed Alshamsi, UAE Ambassador to Colombia; Sergio Paris Mendoza, Director General of Aeronáutica Civil de Colombia; and Natali Leal, OPAIN General Manager, partook in a cake-cutting ceremony and symbolic gift exchange to mark the occasion.

Leading the ceremony upon arrival were Emirates executives Nabil Sultan, Executive Vice President Passenger Sales and Country Management, and Salem Obaidalla, Senior Vice President Commercial Operations – Americas. The event was attended by international media, who joined from Dubai and Miami, along with Scott Lantz, Area Manager Mexico and Colombia, and various dignitaries from Colombia.

Operating via Miami, the daily service to Bogotá is facilitated by a Boeing 777 aircraft, offering premium passenger services. Emirates proudly introduces First Class services on the Miami-Bogotá route, a first for any airline.

Post the warm welcome ceremony, Emirates showcased its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration, featuring eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in Business Class, and 304 spacious seats in Economy Class.


Nabil Sultan, Emirates’ EVP Passenger Sales and Country Management, expressed excitement about the addition of Bogotá to the network, citing its significance as a leisure and business hub. He emphasized the role of the new flights in enhancing trade flows and market access between Colombia and the UAE.

Sergio Paris Mendoza, Director General of Aeronáutica Civil de Colombia, hailed the connection between Colombia and the Middle East, facilitated by Emirates’ services, as a pivotal moment for inbound tourism and trade.

Natali Leal, OPAIN General Manager, extended a warm welcome to Emirates, highlighting the airport’s role as a key air terminal in Latin America and the gateway to Colombia.

Emirates’ daily flight EK213 departs Dubai at 0215hrs, arriving in Miami at 1005hrs, before proceeding to Bogotá and concluding its journey in Dubai.

The partnership between Emirates and Avianca, through a recent codeshare agreement, offers enhanced connectivity for travelers flying between Dubai and Colombia, with convenient access to three points in Colombia.

Emirates’ commitment to providing superior inflight and on-ground services ensures a memorable travel experience for passengers. With a focus on comfort, regionally-inspired dining, and world-class entertainment, Emirates aims to elevate the travel experience on the Bogotá-Miami route.

Furthermore, the Boeing 777-300ER services offer substantial cargo capacity, supporting the movement of Colombian exports to global markets.

Emirates’ services connect Colombians to a global network of over 140 destinations, reaffirming its commitment to providing world-class service to passengers worldwide.

Passengers traveling between Dubai and Bogotá are advised to meet entry regulations for the United States and hold required documents due to immigration procedures in Miami. Colombian and UAE citizens can enjoy visa-free entry for up to 90 days in Dubai and Bogotá, respectively, under reciprocal visa arrangements between the two countries.

For bookings and more information, passengers can visit, use the Emirates App, or contact travel agents.