Emirates Launches First Service To Mexico

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Emirates Launches First Service To Mexico

Travel bugs, here’s good news! Soon, you’ll be able to fly to Mexico from Dubai, thanks to Emirates’ new service. The new route will be operational from 9 December via Barcelona.

What’s It?

UAE residents can now fly to Mexico in no time, thanks to Emirates’ new daily service. The new route will be operational from 9 December, and will be linked via Barcelona. Emirates has reserved a two-class Emirates Boeing 777-200LR aircraft with 264 economy seats and 38 business class seats.


There’s plenty of space for cargo as well, so you don’t have to worry about baggage. Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline said: “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.”

Emirates flight EK 255 will depart from Dubai at 3.30am and reach Barcelona at 8:00 AM. It will then proceed to Mexico at 9:55 am, and land in the city at 4:15 pm.

The return flight, EK 256 will depart from Mexico at 7.40pm local time and arrive in Barcelona the next day at 1:25pm. It will then proceed to Dubai at 3.10pm from Barcelona and land at 12:45am, next day.

And incase you wish to explore Barcelona, you can do so using Emirates’ stopover package.

Mexico is the first Mexican city where Emirates has launched service and the initiative is an effort to boost tourism, cultural ties and increase trade. However, Emirates skycargo has been operational to Mexico since 2014, and has carried more than 22,500 tons of cargo in the route.

The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, reveals that there has been a significant rise in the inbound traffic from Mexico to Dubai.

What Else?

Meanwhile, Emirates in a statement revealed that it has decided to do away with plastic straws, stirrers and swizzle sticks. The airline is looking to replace this with an eco-friendly alternative by the end of this year. Read the full story here.