Emirates is growing its USA network with the planned launch of a new route between Dubai and Miami.
Emirates Boeing 777-300ER taxiing at Hamburg Airport – Image, Economy Class and Beyond
The new route will operate four times a week between Florida’s second-largest city, Miami, and Dubai, from 22 July 2021. The move will expand Emirates footprint in the USA – serving 12 destinations.
The airline currently serves Boston, Chicago, New York (JFK and Newark), Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC and Orlando. In total, they will offer over 70 weekly flights between the USA and Dubai, with over 26,000 seats.
Planned operation is as follows:
EK213 DEPART DXB 03:10 ARRIVE MIA 11:00 EK214 DEPART MIA 21:00 ARRIVE DXB 19:35+1 Commences 22nd July 2021 Operates four times a week Booked Equipment: Three-Class Emirates Boeing 777-300ER
Emirates will deploy an updated Boeing 777-300ER on this route, offering eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 304 Economy Class seats.
As well as offering passenger space, Emirates SkyCargo will offer the belly of the aircraft for those who need to ship items. Emirates SkyCargo, has been operating scheduled cargo flights to Miami since October 2020 – with the addition of a 777-300ER freighter belly being more than welcome.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Chairman and Chief Executive said:
“Launching a non-stop service to Miami at this time signals our confidence in travel recovery as countries progress on their vaccination programmes and implement protocols for the safe resumption of flight and travel activity, particularly in the US and the UAE. It also underscores our strong commitment to the US market which Emirates now serves with over 70 weekly flights across 12 gateways.
“There is a clear demand for this service from both leisure and business travellers and we anticipate that our new route will be warmly received across our global network, as well as by travellers in Southern Florida, South America and the Caribbean who can conveniently access Dubai and our wider network via Miami’s many air service connections. We look forward to facilitating even more tourism and commerce opportunities to and from Florida with this new route, and to providing our customers with the award-winning Emirates experience.”
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said
“I am thrilled that Emirates will be bringing its award-winning service to Miami-Dade County, and will be connecting our community to the popular global destination of Dubai for the first time in our history,”
“I greatly look forward to welcoming their four weekly flights and the enormous economic impact they are expected to bring to our County.”
Lester Sola, MIA Director and CEO.
“Emirates announcing first-ever Dubai service at MIA is clearly one of the proudest moments in our airport’s history,”
“Adding Dubai to our growing list of top destinations around the world further solidifies MIA as a leading global gateway and Florida’s busiest airport for international passengers.”
Emirates is taking the chance to grow its network as travel unlocks around the world. Whilst it is not a daily operation, four-times a week is more than a big commitment by the airline to Florida and Miami (on top of its cargo services).
It will be interesting to see if this goes daily in the medium term.
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