Emirates will launch a daily service between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale, Florida from December 15, 2016. This will be Emirates’ 11th passenger route in the United States.
The airline will operate the new route with a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, which will have a three-class configuration, offering 8 First Class suites, 42 Business Class lie-flat beds and 216 Economy Class seats for travellers.
“Fort Lauderdale and Miami are two of America’s most exciting destinations for leisure and business travel,” said Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline. “Broward County and Dade County combined to host more than 25 million visitors last year, mainly from the United States and Latin America.”
He added: “We anticipate our service will contribute to the economy of South Florida by bringing new travellers to the area from across our route network, at the same time offering greater competitive choice for consumers and new one-stop passenger and air cargo connectivity for the region to the global destinations that we serve. We launched our non-stop Dubai-Orlando service roughly a year ago and its strong performance encouraged us to select Fort Lauderdale as our 11th US destination.”
“Broward County is honoured that Emirates airline has selected FLL as their gateway to our vibrant and exciting destination,” said Marty Kiar, Broward County Mayor. “This non-stop service will allow world travellers to experience our sun-drenched beaches to the majestic beauty of the Everglades and all the sensational attractions of a cosmopolitan area. Additionally, our residents can now explore the Middle East and the other 150 plus cities served by this world class airline.”
The new flight EK213 will depart Dubai (DXB) at 3:00 am (local time) and arrive in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) at 10:25 am. The return flight EK214 will leave FLL at 8:20 pm and land in Dubai at 7:40 pm, the following day.
Moreover, passengers who wish to fly beyond the Fort Lauderdale-Miami area can take advantage of Emirates’ codeshare partnership with JetBlue Airways, which offers connections to 26 destinations in the US and 19 destinations throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.