Dubai: Emirates announced it will launch flights from Dubai to Santiago International Airport via Sao Paulo starting July 5, 2018.

The new service to the Chilean city will be operated five times a week, complementing Emirates’ existing daily flight between Dubai and Sao Paulo.

In total, Emirates said it will be flying to Sao Paulo 12 times a week.

The new route will be operated with a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, and makes Santiago Emirates’ fourth destination in South America.