Leading up to Emirates’ launch of business in
Houston, Texas, the airline has hosted the Florida leg of its travelling
roadshow, promoting the airline to the travel industry across America’s south and
southeast.The new non-stop service between Houston and Dubai will start 3rd December,
operating three times a week and increasing to a daily service from 1st February
“We anticipate that the new route will not only promote Dubai and transit markets to
America’s south, it will also promote tourism and leisure travel to the southern
United States from around the world,” said Nigel Page, Senior Vice President,
Commercial Operations, The Americas.
The event was the airline’s second roadshow in the United States to support the
launch of its Houston service - the first was held in Houston on 29th August and
another one is scheduled for Dallas on 28th September.
The travelling roadshow features a multi-media presentation about Dubai and Emirates
and a viewing gallery where guests have an opportunity to sit in the Boeing
777-200LR First Class private suite and view a model of the Emirates’ world renowned
Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa.
Emirates will operate the technologically-advanced Boeing 777-200LR, the latest
addition to its expanding fleet of over 100 wide-bodied aircraft, on the
Dubai-Houston route. This aircraft features eight luxurious private suites in First
Class, 42 of its latest lie-flat seats in Business and has a generous space for 216
passengers in Economy. The Boeing 777-200LR will also offer shippers up to 12 tonnes
of cargo capacity.
Emirates currently employs over 8,000 cabin crew representing more than 100
nationalities. In total Emirates employs over 200 Americans within the entire group
of which there are 114 American flight crew.