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Emirates to resume its service to Mexico City via Barcelona

Emirates yesterday announced that it will resume its fifth-freedom service between Barcelona and Mexico City in July.

Starting 2nd July, Emirates will once again start flying to Mexico City via Barcelona. The flight will run 4-times-a-week by a Boeing B777-200LR.

Flight schedule of Dubai-Barcelona-Mexico City-Barcelona-Dubai:

  • Dubai-Barcelona
  • Departure time: 03:25
  • Arrival time: 08:35
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: EK255
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Barcelona-Mexico City
  • Departure time: 10:50
  • Arrival time: 16:05
  • Flight time: 12 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: EK255
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Mexico City-Barcelona
  • Departure time: 19:40
  • Arrival time: 13:45 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 11 hours and 05 minutes
  • Flight number: EK256
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Barcelona-Dubai
  • Departure time: 15:30 (the next day)
  • Arrival time: 00:15 (+2 days)
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 45 minutes
  • Flight number: EK256
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

All times are local.

Emirates says that the flight will ‘re-open connectivity and boost trade and tourism.’ The route will be operated by A Boeing B777-200LR which offers 38 Business Class seats in a 2-2-2 configuration and 264 seats in Economy Class.

The resumed service between Dubai-Barcelona-Mexico will serve Emirates’ customers in Mexico and ‘offer more choice to travellers heading from Europe, India, South East Asia and the Middle East via Dubai or Barcelona.’

The Dubai-based carrier further added that ‘the service will also provide additional connectivity to global markets for Mexican exports such as avocados, berries, mangoes, automotive parts and medical supplies.’

The airlines’ cargo arm Emirates SkyCargo has been flying freighters to and from Mexico City since 2014 already, marking seven years of operations to the country this month. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Emirates SkyCargo continued its cargo connectivity to Mexico City on freighter and passenger freighter flights, bringing in much needed PPE and COVID-19 vaccines into the country while continuing to support Mexican exports.

Emirates has been gradually expanding its global network once again after the pandemic. The airline has announced resumption of fifth-freedom flights between Milan and New York and Athens and Newark. The middle eastern carrier also expects the Airbus A380 to return to Australia in October.

Meanwhile, Emirates recently started trials of the IATA Travel Pass and also conducted its first fully vaccinated COVID-19 flight.

Featured image by Airlines Fleet

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