Emirates launched its 11th destination in the United States with the start of a daily non-stop passenger service between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Fort Lauderdale is Emirates’ second destination in Florida, after launching Orlando more than a year ago.
The new service, operated by a GE-powered Boeing 777, marks the first scheduled commercial service from the Middle East to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport serving the South Florida area of Fort Lauderdale, Miami and West Palm Beach.
“Our new daily service to Fort Lauderdale will significantly enhance South Florida’s commercial and cultural connections.
“Emirates is proud to connect people across the globe and today’s inaugural flight illustrates the reach of our global network and the potential tourism and trade opportunities of our daily service,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates divisional senior vice president, commercial operations, West.
“The launch of this historic route will allow us to offer Emirates’ unique product and award-winning service to passengers flying to and from South Florida to our home in Dubai and onwards to more than 150 global destinations.”
The new service will operate as flight EK213, departing from Dubai International Airport at 03:30 and arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 10:55.
The return flight, EK214, will depart FLL at 20:20 and arrive in Dubai at 07:40 the next day, with a flying time of 14 hours and 20 minutes.
Passengers wishing to travel beyond the Fort Lauderdale-Miami area to onward destinations can take advantage of Emirates’ partnership with JetBlue Airways that offers connection options to 32 destinations in the US and connection to destinations in Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico, and Peru.