Emirates plans second daily flights to US cities
Emirates has announced the launch of second daily flights to Los Angeles and Houston.
The Dubai-based airline, which recorded a significant increase in revenue for the Americas in 2009-10, will soon offer over 15,000 seats on 98 return flights per week to the United States.
Starting 31st October for Los Angeles and 1st November for Houston, Emirates will fly non-stop to both cities twice a day on Boeing 777 aircraft.
“Emirates has experienced very strong demand across all of its U.S. gateways this year, including very healthy premium and business traffic. We are delighted to meet this increased demand with the start of second daily services to both Houston and Los Angeles," said Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline.
“The additional services will provide customers in the Middle East and Asia with even easier access to the largest cities in Texas and California, supporting the burgeoning business and leisure traffic between these markets and the United States," he added.
The additional flights will provide further impetus to the U.A.E.'s strengthening trade relationship with the States, which saw US exports reach US$11.4billion this year - making the U.A.E. the largest consumer of American exports in the Middle East and North Africa.