Travel enthusiasts in Sri Lanka seeking new destinations to conquer can visit Mexico City at a significant saving from 9th December, when Emirates commences flights to the destination via Barcelona in Spain, subject to government approval.
The award-winning airline has announced special introductory fares starting at US$ 1,338 (approximately Rs 241,000/- at current exchange rates) for an Economy Class return ticket from Colombo to Mexico City.
These special fares, which represent a saving of about 20 per cent, are available for bookings made between 15th October and 4th November 2019, for travel commencing 8th December onwards, and ending 31st August 2020, the airline said.
Emirates Skywards, the airline’s award-winning frequent flyer programme, has a Cash+Miles offer when booking online. This means travellers can pay a part of the ticket with their accumulated Skywards Miles and the balance in cash.
Additionally, travellers booking flights to Mexico before 8th December 2019 will earn double Skywards Miles.
“Mexico is one of the most vibrant, colourful and culturally intriguing destinations in the world,” said Chandana de Silva, Emirates’ Area Manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives. “It has, however, not been well-connected to Sri Lanka in terms of flights, and the launch of Emirates services via Barcelona not only makes the destination more accessible, it also offers a great opportunity to experience multiple destinations – Dubai, Barcelona and Mexico City – in one trip for those who have the time for stopovers.”
Emirates has also announced special introductory Business Class fares valid during the period of the promotion, starting at US$ 4,068 (approximately Rs 732,000/-).
Commencing 9th December 2019, Emirates flight EK255 will depart Dubai at 03:30 local time, arriving in Barcelona at 08:00 before departing again at 09:55 and arriving into Mexico City at 16:15 on the same day. The return flight EK256 will depart Mexico City at 19:40 local time, arriving in Barcelona the next day at 13:25. EK256 will depart once again from Barcelona at 15:10 bound for Dubai where it will arrive at 00:45 the following day.
The new route will be operated with Emirates’ newly-refurbished Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in two-class configuration, offering 38 Business Class seats in a 2-2-2 configuration and 264 seats in Economy Class.
Passengers in all cabin classes can enjoy the friendly service from Emirates’ international cabin crew, meals prepared by gourmet chefs, and up to 4,500 channels of movies, TV programmes, music and podcasts, including channels in Sinhala and Tamil on the airline’s award-winning ice entertainment system.
The first destination in Mexico to be served by Emirates, Mexico City is the largest city of Mexico and the most populous city in North America. Mexico’s capital is one of the most important cultural and financial centres in the Americas, accounting for nearly a third of the nation’s GDP. Located in the Valley of Mexico at an altitude of 2,240 metres, the city is famous for its historic centre known as Zocalo, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mexico City is also an important trade and industrial city, specifically in the automotive, medical supplies and pharmaceutical industries.
Emirates has been serving Sri Lanka since April 1986 and currently operates three flights a day from Colombo to Dubai, offering convenient connections to 158 destinations on six continents. The airline’s flight schedule is expected to be increased to four flights a day from 30th November 2019.
For more details of the special fares to Mexico City or to book flights, please visit www.emirates.com/lk or call 4704070.