Emirates to launch daily flight to Fort Lauderdale

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Emirates announced this week that it will launch a daily service between Dubai and Florida’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport starting December 15.

This will be Emirates’ eleventh passenger route to the United States, and will serve the South Florida area, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami and West Palm Beach.

According to a statement from Emirates, the airline will operate a GE-powered, US-built Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in a three-class configuration on the route, offering eight First Class suites, 42 Business Class lie-flat beds and 216 Economy Class seats.

“Fort Lauderdale and Miami are two of America’s most exciting destinations for leisure and business travel,” said Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline.

“Broward County and Dade County combined to host more than 25 million visitors last year, mainly from the United States and Latin America. 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.”

Emirates’ daily flight, EK213, will depart Dubai (DXB) at 3:00 am local time and arrive in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) at 10:25am. The return flight, EK214, will depart FLL at 8:20pm, arriving in Dubai at 7:40pm the following day, with a flying time of 14 hours and 20 minutes.

The airline serves 10 other US gateways – Orlando (MCO), Chicago (ORD), Boston (BOS), San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), Seattle (SEA), Dallas (DFW), Houston (IAH), Washington (IAD) and New York (JFK), as well as operating a trans-Atlantic route between JFK and Milan.

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