Emirates Airlines has landed in Mexico

The Emirates Airlines flight to Mexico touched down yesterday at Mexico City’s International Airport, carrying more than 300 passengers from Dubai and bringing an end to months of legal feuds. A Boeing 777-200LR (with 264 tourist seats, 38 in first class) will operate a daily flight between the two destinations via Barcelona.

Emirates had to overcome several hurdles to launch the new Mexico City route. Two months ago, the airline based in United Arab Emirates was blocked by a Mexican court after legal feuds with Aeroméxico and aerospace industry unions.

On November 6, the Ministry of Communications and Transportation, through the new Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC), granted Emirates Airlines the authorization to fly to Mexico from Dubai.

Last week, Emirates and Interjet announced a collaboration agreement extension; passengers of both airlines can now connect with more destinations in Mexico when traveling from the Middle East and Barcelona. Besides Mexico City, Emirates Airlines has added Cancún, Culiacán, Mérida, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, Tampico, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Tijuana y Villahermosa to its destinations.

Emirates SkyCargo has been flying to and from Mexico City since 2014. The new passengers flight also offers up to 14 ton of cargo, opening possibilities for exports including fresh products.