Emirates launched its eleventh vacation spot within the United States with the beginning of a daily continuous passenger service between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Fort Lauderdale is Emirates’ second vacation spot in Florida, after launching Orlando greater than a 12 months in the past.
The new service, operated by a GE-powered Boeing 777, marks the primary scheduled business service from the Middle East to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport serving the South Florida space of Fort Lauderdale, Miami and West Palm Beach.
“Our new daily service to Fort Lauderdale will considerably improve South Florida’s business and cultural connections.
“Emirates is proud to connect people across the globe and today’s inaugural flight illustrates the reach of our global network and the potential tourism and trade opportunities of our daily service,” stated Hubert Frach, Emirates divisional senior vice chairman, business operations, West.
“The launch of this historic route will allow us to offer Emirates’ unique product and award-winning service to passengers flying to and from South Florida to our home in Dubai and onwards to more than 150 global destinations.”
The new service will function as flight EK213, departing from Dubai International Airport at 03:30 and arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 10:55.
The return flight, EK214, will depart FLL at 20:20 and arrive in Dubai at 07:40 the subsequent day, with a flying time of 14 hours and 20 minutes.
Passengers wishing to journey past the Fort Lauderdale-Miami space to onward locations can make the most of Emirates’ partnership with JetBlue Airways that provides connection choices to 32 locations within the US and connection to locations in Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico, and Peru.