The award-winning Dubai-based airline Emirates, has announced that it will launch second daily flights to Los Angeles and Houston, underlining its commitment to the United States.
The carrier will offer over 15,000 seats on 98 round trip flights per week between Dubai and the US. The announcement comes after Emirates recorded a significant increase in revenue for the Americas in 2009-10.
From October 31st Emirates will fly non-stop twice a day between Dubai and Los Angeles. From November 1st the airline will also fly direct twice a day between its Dubai base and Houston. The aircraft used is a Boeing 777 aircraft which has luxurious private suites in First Class and lie-flat seats in Business Class.
Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline said: “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.”
The announcement means business and leisure passengers coming from Asia and the Middle East will have better access to the largest cities in California and Texas, whilst the additional flights will provide further impetus to the U.A.E’s strengthening trade relationship with the States.
Emirates currently flies direct to four U.S. cities which are New York, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The airline will re-introduce its A380 superjumbo aircraft on one of its double-daily JFK services from October 31st.