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Emirates to launch flights to Miami

Middle Eastern carrier Emirates will launch flights to Miami, Florida’s second largest city. The announcement comes just days after its rival Qatar Airways announced that it will boost frequency of flights to the sunny destination.

Miami flights

Emirates is on a roll. After announcing the resumption of flights to Phuket and Venice & resuming A380 flights to New York JFK, the airline has launched a brand-new route. Starting 22nd July 2021, Emirates will fly 4-times-a-week between Dubai International Airport and Miami International Airport. The new service will provide Emirates’ global travellers with another access point into Florida after Orlando (effective July), serving the Southern Florida area while offering connections travellers headed towards the Middle East, West Asia, and Indian Ocean via Dubai.

The flight schedule is:

  • Dubai-Miami
  • Departure time: 03:10
  • Arrival time: 11:00
  • Flight time: 15 hours and 50 minutes
  • Flight number: EK213
  • Frequency: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Miami-Dubai
  • Departure time: 21:10
  • Arrival time: 19:35 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 14 hours and 25 minutes
  • Flight number: EK214
  • Frequency: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays

The route will be operated by a Boeing B777-300ER featuring 8 private suites in first class, 42 business class seats and 304 standard economy class seats.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates, said:

Launching a non-stop service to Miami at this time signals our confidence in travel recovery as countries progress on their vaccination programmes and implement protocols for the safe resumption of flight and travel activity, particularly in the US and the UAE. It also underscores our strong commitment to the US market which Emirates now serves with over 70 weekly flights across 12 gateways. There is a clear demand for this service from both leisure and business travellers and we anticipate that our new route will be warmly received across our global network, as well as by travellers in Southern Florida, South America and the Caribbean who can conveniently access Dubai and our wider network via Miami’s many air service connections. We look forward to facilitating even more tourism and commerce opportunities to and from Florida with this new route, and to providing our customers with the award-winning Emirates experience.

Emirates is focusing both on leisure and business travellers on this route, boosting tourism and trade opportunities both inbound and outbound.

With the addition of Miami, Emirates will now serve the United States with over 70 weekly flights, offering over 26,000 seats across 12 gateways including Boston, Chicago, New York (JFK and Newark), Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC and Orlando.

Miami will be the 2nd destination for Emirates in Florida after Orlando. Its route to Orlando was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic but is now scheduled to resume from July.

The new service will also add to the existing trade connections provided by Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, which has been operating scheduled cargo flights to Miami since October 2020. The cargo carrier has been offering cargo capacity into and out of Miami facilitating exports of perishables, electronics and other components as well as e-commerce goods.

1st time to serve Miami

This will be the 1st time that the Dubai-based carrier will offer nonstop flights to Miami. Having Miami and Orlando in Florida opens up new opportunities for the airline and helps it offer many connections to other destinations.

Daniella Levine, Mayor of Miami-Dade County, said:

I am thrilled that Emirates will be bringing its award-winning service to Miami-Dade County, and will be connecting our community to the popular global destination of Dubai for the first time in our history. I greatly look forward to welcoming their four weekly flights and the enormous economic impact they are expected to bring to our County.

Lester Sola, Director and CEO, Miami International Airport, said:

Emirates announcing first-ever Dubai service at MIA is clearly one of the proudest moments in our airport’s history. Adding Dubai to our growing list of top destinations around the world further solidifies MIA as a leading global gateway and Florida’s busiest airport for international passengers.

Emirates has previously served Fort Lauderdale in Florida with a 4-times-a-week service (it was daily at the start) by a Boeing B777-200LR that operated from 2016 to 2020. Fort Lauderdale was chosen because of its US partner, JetBlue, and the ability to offer connections across Latin America and the US. Miami will be direct replacement for this and the airline will be able to serve with the larger Boeing B777-300ER aircraft.

Featured image by Emirates

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