Gulf carrier Emirates yesterday launched its first daily, non-stop service between its base in Dubai and Boston.
As reported last year by Business Traveller (see here), the new route is the airline’s eighth US destination. The carrier also operates daily flights to New York, Washington DC, Dallas, Houston, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Emirates will operate daily flights between the two destinations with a Boeing 777-200LR configured to offer eight seats in first class, 42 in business and 216 in economy.
Speaking at the route’s inaugural ceremony, the airline’s president, Tim Clark, said: “Emirates’ [first] flight [between Dubai and Boston] today carries passengers from the UAE and 39 other destinations, illustrating the reach of our global network, and the potential tourism and trade opportunities of our daily service.”
The new service, EK237, will depart Dubai at 0945 and arrive in Boston at 1515, while the return leg, EK238, will take off from Boston at 2315 and land in Dubai at 1930 the following day.
For more information, visit www.emirates.com