Emirates has started operating a daily service between Dubai and Orlando, marking the carrier’s tenth US destination.
Flight EK219 departs Dubai at 0350 and arrives in Orlando at 1140. The return service on flight EK220 will then take off from Orlando International Airport Terminal B at 1420 and touch back down in Dubai International Airport Terminal 3 at 1230 the following day.
While regular scheduled flights are operated by the B777-200LR (offering a three-class configuration with eights seats in first, 42 in business, and 216 in economy) Emirates dispatched an A380 on the inaugural flight last week.
This opens up the possibility of the Gulf carrier eventually up-gauging its service from the B777 to the A380 – something it has been known to do in the US market. Just last year, Emirates commenced A380 service to Houston, which joined New York JFK, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas – all of which are now served by the superjumbo.
“Our new daily service will enable Emirates to grow alongside Orlando, one of the world’s premier leisure destinations and a dynamic business centre,” said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline & Group.
“Since 2004, Emirates has carried more than 11 million passengers on its US flights and this new route will open up even more options for passengers travelling to Orlando.”
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