Emirates continues to expand its services to the USA – much to the chagrin of US carriers, with the expansion of its service from Dubai to Seattle, and the introduction of services between Dubai and Orlando.
Dubai to Orlando
Dubai to Orlando will be a new service for Emirates, which will commence operations on the route from the 1st September 2015
The planned flights are rather long – 15 hours on the way out and 14 hours on the return leg, with timings below:
EK219 DEPART DXB 03:50 ARRIVE MCO 1140 EK220 DEPART MCO 14:20 ARRIVE DXB 1230+1 Commences 1st September 2015 Operates Daily Booked Equipment: Boeing 777-200LR Source: Airlineroute
Looking at the Emirate booking engine, these flights are now open for booking:
The plane will use a Boeing 777-200LR with 8 First Suites, 42 Business Class flat beds and 216 economy class seats – a total of 266 seats.
Currently, Emirates will be entering the market by itself since no Middle East carrier has served the airport since 2001.
Meanwhile, Emirates will put on an additional daily flight between Dubai and Seattle, expanding is daily 777-300ER service with an additional Boeing 777-200LR daily service. This will be operated by EK227/228 as shown below:
Dubai-Seattle EK227 DEPART DXB 03:15 ARRIVE SEA 0655 Boeing 777-200LR EK229 DEPART DXB 09:35 ARRIVE SEA 1255 Boeing 777-300ER Seattle-Dubai EK228 DEPART SEA 09:40 ARRIVE DXB 10:55+1 Boeing 777-200LR EK230 DEPART SEA 17:40 ARRIVE DXB 18:55+1 Boeing 777-300ER Revised schedulde commences 7th July 2015 Both flights operate daily. Equipment as noted above Source: Airlineroute
The new timetable is loaded for those who enjoy long flights in the air:
I’m sure some US based airlines and capmaign groups are slightly annoyed that Emirates is expanding more into the USA – however for passengers, there is more choice for them if they need to connect east or west of Dubai.
And choice is important.
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