Emirates has launched its daily non-stop service from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) to Dubai (DXB). Travellers from Washington Dulles will fly on a Boeing 777-200 LR aircraft.
“Emirates offers important new choice, competition and a higher level of internationally recognized service to the Washington, DC market with a state-of-the-art product and fleet,” said Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline.
“As one of the most important global cities in the world, we look forward to connecting DC-area travellers with the largest number of one-stop flights to Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.”
Seven million international passengers pass through Washington Dulles annually. The region is home to more than 1,000 international institutions and over 1,000 foreign-owned companies from approximately 50 countries.
“Estimates show that our U.S. flights produce several billion dollars of local benefits each year, helping to open new markets that the business community is reliant upon, as the globalization of commerce is dependent upon transportation for passengers and cargo,” continued Mr Clark.
“This Emirates service will facilitate foreign trade and promote tourism to the Capital region from around the world, including the Middle East, which generated over 100,000 visitors last year alone.”
Travellers from Washington Dulles will fly on a Boeing 777-200 LR aircraft featuring Emirates’ award winning service and passenger comforts, including: Private suites in First Class; Lie-flat beds in Business Class; Generously-sized Economy Class seats;
SMS, telephone and email service at every seat; and 1,400 channels of in-flight entertainment
Emirates has expanded its U.S. and now flies to Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Seattle and Washington D.C., with the latter three destinations all added in 2012.
The airline has also appointed a new Senior Vice President to head up its commercial operations for the Americas. Orhan Abbas took up his role as Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, The Americas last month.
Starting September 12th, EK 231 will leave Dubai daily at 2:20 am and arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) at 8:50 am. EK 232 will depart Dulles at 10:55 am arriving in Dubai at 8:00 am the following day.