Emirates Marks First Passenger Flight to Mexico

Khaleej Times, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (TNS)

Emirates recently marked its first passenger flight to Mexico City, with flight EK255 departing at full capacity with over 300 passengers, a group of VIP guests, and media on board.

Marking the importance of this new gateway in the Americas, the high profile delegation onboard the inaugural flight included Salem Obaidalla, Emirates' senior vice president of Commercial Operations for the Americas; Ahmed Hatem Barghash Al Menhali, UAE ambassador to Mexico; Francisca Elizabeth Méndez Escobar, ambassador to the UAE, Mexican Embassy; Fahad Siddiq Abdulla AlGergawi, CEO of Dubai FDI; Jamal Al Sharif, chief officer, Dubai Development Authority; Lieutenant Colonel Ibrahim Hamad Ibrahim Abdalla Al Maazmi, manager of the Airport Passport Department, Federal Authority for Identity & Citizenship; Khalid Abdulla Ahmad Mohd Raeialboom, deputy CEO, Dubai FDI; and Jannie Davel, Emirates' vice president of Cargo Commercial for the Americas.

Commanding the first leg of the Mexico City flight was Captain Abdelrazaq Alfahim, a UAE National, Captain Gabriel Noltenius Hahnel, a Mexican National and First Officer Essa Alhammadi, a UAE National. The aircraft utilised for the morning's inaugural flight was Emirates' newly refurbished two-class Boeing 777-200LR which offers 38 Business Class seats in a 2-2-2 layout, and 264 seats in Economy Class. The flight will stop in Barcelona before continuing on its journey to Mexico City.

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