Emirates announced a resumption of flights to Mexico City (MEX) via Barcelona (BCN) from July 2, 2021. Rebuilding trade and tourism by re-establishing connectivity, the airline offers its passengers more connectivity, convenience and choice around the world.
The BCN-MEX flight will take place on Emirates' two-class Boeing 2-2LR, with a 2-38-264 seat arrangement, 777 Business seats and 200 Economy seats. Emirates' flight EK255 will take off from Dubai at 03:25 local time, landing in Barcelona at 08:35, then take off again at 10:50 am and arrive in Mexico City on the same day at 16:05 pm . Return flight EK256 will take off from Mexico City at 19:40 and land in Barcelona at 13:45 the next day. Flight EK256 will take off from Barcelona at 15:30 on the same day and land in Dubai at 00:15 the next day (all times are local time).
The resumption of flights between Dubai-Barcelona-Mexico will serve Emirates' passengers in Mexico, offering passengers traveling from Europe, India, South East Asia and the Middle East more options via Dubai or Barcelona. This will also provide additional connectivity between Mexico's export products such as avocados, blackberries, mangoes, auto parts and medical supplies, and global markets. Emirates SkyCargo, which has been operating cargo flights from / to Mexico since 2014, is completing its seventh year of operations in the country this month. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Emirates SkyCargo maintained its cargo connection with Mexico City by cargo and passenger aircraft, while continuing to support Mexico's exports, while also carrying the most needed personal protective equipment and COVID-19 vaccines to the country.
Emirates has safely and gradually relaunched its flights in its global network. Dubai remains one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, especially during the winter season, as it safely resumes tourism activity in July. With its sunny beaches, cultural heritage events, and world-class accommodation and leisure facilities, Dubai is one of the most popular global cities. Dubai has become one of the first cities in the world to receive Safe Travel certification from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), with comprehensive and effective measures to ensure the health and safety of visitors.
With Mexico opening up to tourists and visitors, Emirates' passengers in the UAE and around the world can now plan their travels easily and conveniently. Mexico is a popular destination for business and leisure travelers around the world, mainly in the UAE, Spain, Pakistan, Singapore, Egypt and Lebanon. Mexico is also home to communities in the Middle East who can take advantage of this relaunching service.