Emirates To Launch Miami-Bogota Boeing 777 Flights In June

Estimated read time 3 min read


  •  Emirates plans a direct route from Miami to Bogota, enhancing UAE’s relations with Colombia.
  •  Dubai-based carrier to use Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with significant cargo capacity.
  •  Travelers can access a wide range of onward connections through Emirates’ Dubai hub.

The rumors are officially true, with Emirates tentatively loading schedules to operate a direct link between South Florida and the capital of Colombia. The Dubai-based carrier will launch flights between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Bogota El Dorado International Airport (BOG) on June 3rd.

While the operation is still pending approval from the Colombia Civil Aviation Authority (ACC), the new route would continue to strengthen the United Arab Emirates carrier’s relations with the South American nation and complement its other South American services, including Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, and São Paulo–Guarulhos.


Source: GCMap

Emirates will deploy its popular Boeing 777-300ER for the service from Miami, configured in a three-class layout to accommodate up to 354 passengers. Cargo will play a massive part in the success of this route, with the underbelly capacity to hold around 14 tonnes.

Get the latest aviation news straight to your inbox: Sign up for our newsletters today.

Dubai – Miami – Bogota

The new service will operate directly from Dubai International to Miami before connecting to the Colombian capital, meaning travelers looking to connect to Bogota must pass through immigration and security at the Floridian airport. While the Dubai to Miami service faces no direct competition, its onward connection to Bogota will go head-to-head with Star Alliance and Colombian flag carrier avianca.

Emirates Boeing 777-300ER airplane at Dubai airport (DXB) in the United Arab Emirates.

Photo: Markus Mainka | Shutterstock

A quick search on the airline’s website shows that the schedule is still yet to be posted at the time of publishing; however, once these details come to light, Simple Flying will keep you updated on this hot topic.

Economic benefits for the UAE, United States, and Colombia

With the daily service launching in June, travelers will be able to make the most of Emirates ever growing list of onward connections through its Dubai hub, alongside its codeshare with flyDubai, with onward connections such as Krabi, Penang, Zanzibar or Neom Bay.

A three-class layout onboard Emirates 777-300 will deliver all levels of travel to and from Bogota, potentially delivering all types of tourists to the South American country. Colombia’s Civil Aviation Authority highlighted the nation’s demand for travelers to and from the UAE and the Middle East.

El Dorado International Airport to the EMEA

Travelers headed to the Middle East and Africa from Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport see limited direct services, with many travelers required to travel on connecting services. Currently, operates to Europe are frequent, with services with Air Europa and Iberia, direct to Madrid, avianca to Barcelona, Madrid, Edelweiss Air to Zurich, KLM to Amsterdam, Lufthansa to Frankfurt, and LATAM Chile commencing services to Madrid from July 3rd.

Turkish Airlines operates non-stop services from Istanbul to Bogota; however, on return, it is a one-stop service via Panama City.

Emirates Boeing 777-300

Photo: Fasttailwind | Shutterstock

You May Also Like

More From Author