Emirates commences daily flights to Fort Lauderdale

Airline’s 11th gateway in the U.S.
-A Monitor Desk Report 19 Dec, 2016  |    -      +
Dubai : Emirates launched its 11th destination in the United States with the start of a daily nonstop passenger service between and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on December 15,2016.

Fort Lauderdale is Emirates’ second destination in Florida, after launching Orlando more than a year ago. The route will be operated by a GE-powered US-built Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in a three-class configuration offering 8 First Class suites, 42 Business Class lie-flat beds and 216 Economy Class seats for travellers, and up to 15 tonnes of bellyhold cargo for shippers.

The Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the United States, servicing more than 29 million passengers this year.

Passengers wishing to travel beyond the Fort Lauderdale-Miami area to onward destinations can take advantage of Emirates’ partnership with JetBlue Airways (B6) that offers connection options to 32 destinations in the U.S. and connection to destinations in Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico, and Peru.

Emirates has carried more than 16.1 million passengers on U.S. flights since launching services to New York in 2004. The airline currently serves 11 U.S. gateways – Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Orlando (MCO), Chicago (ORD), Boston (BOS), San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), Seattle (SEA), Dallas (DFW), Houston (IAH), Washington (IAD) and New York (JFK), as well as operating a trans-Atlantic route between JFK and Milan and freighter services to Atlanta and Columbus.

Caption: A ceremonial gift exchange between Broward County Mayor, Barbara Sharief, Divisional Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations, Western Hemisphere of Emirates, Hubert Frach and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport CEO/Aviation Director, Mark Gale Took Place to Celebrate the Launch of Emirates Flight EK213 in Fort Lauderdale on December 15, 2016

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