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Emirates Ready To Start Flying To Bogota Via Miami

Emirates has worked hard in 2023 to regain lost ground during the pandemic. In 2024 the airline is looking to further expand its already vast network to new destinations. Specifically the latest destination to be announced is Bogota. So let’s look at all there is to know on this new EK service and which airline it might end up upsetting.

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Why is Bogotà a Very Interesting Destination for Emirates?

The flight is a very interesting one for Emirates for a couple of reasons. First the airline will tap into the market of flight to the northern extremity of south America. A region the airline still had no services to, which however does have strong travel demand.

Secondly the flight won’t be a direct Dubai-Bogotà service, it will instead fly to the Bolivian capital via Miami international airport (MIA). That means that the airline will be able to tap into a very competitive but profitable market. That of the latin American expat community in the US travelling back home and of the business travellers.

When and How Will Emirates Operate Flight EK213 to Bogotà?

The first flight from Dubai to Bogotà is schedule to takeoff on June 3rd 2024 (not too long left to wait). Flights will operate from day one on a daily frequency basis, proof of how much EK is committed to this route, as an extension of the DXB-MIA service.

As for the schedule it’ll vary across the summer and winter seasons:

FlightFromToDepartsArrives
Emirates LogoEK213Dubai
(DXB)
Miami
(MIA)
02:1510:05
Emirates LogoEK213Miami
(MIA)
Bogota
(BOG)
12:3515:25
Emirates LogoEK214Bogota
(BOG)
Miami
(MIA)
17:2522:15
Emirates LogoEK214Miami
(MIA)
Dubai
(DXB)
00:4523:00
Emirates LogoEK213Dubai
(DXB)
Miami
(MIA)
02:1509:50
Emirates LogoEK213Miami
(MIA)
Bogota
(BOG)
12:2016:10
Emirates LogoEK214Bogota
(BOG)
Miami
(MIA)
18:1022:05
Emirates LogoEK214Miami
(MIA)
Dubai
(DXB)
00:3523:50

The timing of the flight, as every other operated by Emirates, allows easy and convenient transfers at Dubai International Airport on onwards flight to other spokes of the EK network.

Emirates Boeing 777-300ER on landing, the same plane the airline will be operating the new flight Dubai to Bogotà via Miami on EK213.

Which Plane Will Operate EK213?

The plane chosen for the route will be the American made Boeing 777-300ER, capable of accommodating on this long flight up to 354 passengers on a full load. These planes are the variant featuring a 3 class configuration with:

  • 8 First Class Suites
  • 42 Business Class Seats
  • 304 Economy Class Seats

As all other Emirates 777s this configuration too features the infamous middle seat. To be totally honest the hard product on these planes in business class is sub par, when comparing it with other airlines out there. Emirates can get away with selling 3 business class seats per row that don’t offer direct aisle access thanks to its very good soft product and its immensely strong brand. For the shorter flight from Miami to Bogota sitting in one of these 3 seats isn’t much of an issue, but it isn’t all that pleasant on the long flight between Dubai and Miami.

Will EK Be Upsetting a US Carrier?

Emirates entering this route with a high capacity plane as the 777 is likely to upset one of the big US carriers. Specifically the hometown carrier of Miami, American Airlines. Miami is American Airline’s hub for most flights to south America. In many cases AA is the go to option for this type of flight. With Emirates becoming a competitor it could force AA to up its game or lower its prices on this route. Luckily for American Emirates’ competition is only on the Miami to Bogotà route and not on many other north to south America highly profitable routes.

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Alex Achille

Ex Cabin Crew with Emirates, I've always loved travelling and other cultures. In this website I'll be sharing my experiences along with my reviews of the latest Korean Dramas and TV Series I've watched.

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