Emirates Will Launch a New Fifth Freedom Flight: Miami to Bogota

by Anthony Losanno
Emirates Livery

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Emirates is launching a new fifth freedom flight (this allows foreign carriers to operate routes between two countries where the airline is not based) between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport (BOG). The flights are scheduled to begin this year (early June is expected although a firm date has not been announced).


The new flights will utilize Boeing 777 aircraft that currently sits in Miami after flying in from Dubai International Airport (DXB). The plane sits parked for over 10 hours and adding this route will allow Emirates to take advantage of transporting passengers in addition to the lucrative cargo demand between the UAE and Colombia that it has been flying. One Mile at a Time reports that due to Bogota’s altitude the carrier could not fly nonstop from Dubai, so this gives passengers another option (albeit a not particularly direct one).

Adding a fifth freedom route to its network is nothing new for Emirates. It currently operates flights between:

  • Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) and Mexico City’s Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juarez (MEX)
  • Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) and New York John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

The new route between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport (BOG) will run 7x weekly and will possibly increase to multiple daily departures.

Anthony’s Take: Emirates is another carrier that I have never flown. It’s always intrigued me and this might be an easy way to try out the airline.

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