Emirates Airline will be introducing a daily service between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on December 15, marking its 11th passenger route in the US.
A GE-powered US-built Boeing 777-200LR aircraft has been deployed to serve the new route, which offers a three-class configuration of eight first class suites, 42 business class lie-flat beds and 216 economy class seats.
President, Emirates Airline, Sir Tim Clark enthused on the news: “Fort Lauderdale and Miami are two of America’s most exciting destinations for leisure and business travel. Broward County and Dade County combined to host more than 25 million visitors last year, mainly from the United States and Latin America.
“We anticipate our service will contribute to the economy of South Florida by bringing new travellers to the area from across our route network, at the same time offering greater competitive choice for consumers and new one-stop passenger and air cargo connectivity for the region to the global destinations that we serve. We launched our non-stop Dubai-Orlando service roughly a year ago and its strong performance encouraged us to select Fort Lauderdale as our 11th US destination.”
Flight EK213 will depart Dubai (DXB) at 03:00 local time, arriving in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) at 10:25. The return flight EK214 will depart FLL at 20:20, arriving in Dubai at 19:40 the following day, with a flying time of 14 hours and 20 minutes.