Emirates to increase capacity on Boston service

12 Jun 2014 by Clement Huang

Emirates is increasing capacity of its daily service to Boston from August 1. The city is the carrier’s eighth US gateway.

Having just launched the route earlier this year, the Gulf carrier will soon be replacing the Boeing 777-200LR currently deployed with the larger Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which has the same number of premium class seats (eight in first and 42 in business) but 88 more in economy. That will represent an overall increase of 40 per cent in capacity.

Emirates flight EK237 departs Dubai at 0850 and arrives in Boston at 1445. The return flight EK238 takes off from the Massachusetts capital at 2315 to touch down in Dubai at 1930 the next day.

The Gulf carrier has stated that the Dubai–Boston service has proven to be particularly popular for customers from India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Singapore and China.

This could be due to the fact that Boston remains an underserved US destination for Asian carriers. Currently, only Japan Airlines operates direct flights to the city from its base at Tokyo-Narita. Other travellers would typically have to connect through other US hubs in order to get to Boston.

For passengers starting or ending their journey in the US outside of Boston, Emirates’ partnership with Jet Blue also allows for connections to and from 47 destinations, including Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa. In addition, customers of both airlines can also earn reciprocal miles and redeem reward flights on Emirates and Jet Blue.

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Clement Huang

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