Updated 05:01 PM EST, Sat, Feb 27, 2021

Emirates Airlines to Offer Daily Flights to Panama by March 2016

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To strengthen its ties with Latin American nations, Emirates airlines will soon have daily flights to and from Panama City.

The Bulletin Panama said this move is part of the effort of the international airline to improve its service in Central and Latin America.

With the daily flight offerings to other Latin American destinations, the same report said Emirates also wants to explore opportunities and improve tourism and commercial traffic between its base, Dubai, and Panama and other countries in South America.

It was also reported that the plane, which will travel between these two major locations, has a capacity of 15 tons of cargo. This space will be dedicated to the products of the country which are for import, like electronic equipment, machinery and pharmaceutical products.

The initial launch of the daily flight was February 1, but Business Traveller said it has been delayed to March 31 instead.

A spokesperson said that the delay was to give way "to fully receive all regulatory codeshare approvals from the wider Central and Latin America region."

Business Traveller noted that Emirates is not the only airlines which announced a delay in flights to Panama.

In 2015, Lufthansa also announced its plans to have flights straight from Frankfurt starting in November, but it also moved the launch of this to March this year.

Emirates has noted that they are already looking forward to their customers having access to these daily flights.

"Emirates firmly believes in the potential of the route, not only as a valuable trade and tourism link between the two fast growing global cities of Panama and Dubai, but also as a gateway for travellers across Emirates' global network to access Central and Latin American markets with just one stop in Dubai, and vice versa," a statement from the carrier was quoted by Business Traveller.

In addition, Gulf Business noted that the long flight from Dubai to Panama will take 17 hours and 35 minutes aboard a Boeing 777-200LR, which has three cabin structure classes including 8 First Class seats, 42 Business Class and 216 Economy Class.

Despite the length of the travel time, the same report said that passengers can already reach 25 cities in South America, the Caribbean and Central America.

"The new service will be the first Emirates destination link in Central America and the only direct air link between the Middle East and Central America," added The Bulletin Panama.

Many people from both locations are already waiting to try this nonstop flight, which is expected to open more opportunities between Latin America and the Middle East.

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