Interesting news today from Emirates who have confirmed that to start up their new Dallas service, they’ll be utilising one of the Boeing 777-200LR’s that is assigned to the Houston service.
Therefore the following of flights are suspended from the timetable from 31st January, to allow the Dallas service to commence on the 1st February.
EK213 DEPART DXB 02:45 ARRIVE IAH 10:00 SUSPENDED FROM 01/02/2012 EK214 DEPART IAH 12:30 ARRIVE DXB 12:00+1 SUSPENDED FROM 01/02/2012
The other Emirates flight (EK211/EK212) will continue to operate as normal.
EK211 DEPART DXB 09:05 ARRIVE IAH 16:25 EK212 DEPART IAH 18:30 ARRIVE DXB 18:30+1
Like all carriers, there is a bit of capacity constraint – and it looks like Emirates doesn’t have of the right aircraft to the job – which for ultra-long haul missions, is the Boeing 777-200LR. Emirates intend to reinstate the service when capacity becomes available.
Lets hope this is a gamble that pays off for Emirates – otherwise it’ll turn into a Dallas Cowboys/Fans of the show “Dallas” tourist shuttle…