Emirates will fly to LA

Emirates has announced plans to launch the first non-stop service from Dubai to Los Angeles.
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Emirates has announced plans to launch the first non-stop service from Dubai to Los Angeles.

Starting operations on September 1 this year, flights to the city will take 16 and half hours, covering a distance of 8339 miles. The airline will fly its Boeing 777-200LR into the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the city will become the carrier's third US destination.

HH Skeikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group said: "Los Angeles represents Emirates' commitment to the American market. We have evaluated the US for expansion opportunities and have carefully examined our existing services in Houston and New York- both of which have been very successful."

LA is the forth new destination the airline will be introducing in 2008. Others include Cape town, Calicut, India and Guangzhou, China.

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