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Emirates’ inaugural flight to Miami takes off

Emirates’ inaugural flight to Miami has taken off, marking the airline’s first passenger flight to the city, its second destination in Florida, and the carrier’s first new destination launched since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inaugural flight

Emirates flight EK213 departed at 03:24 hours from Dubai International Airport this morning bound for Miami International Airport. At the time of writing this article, the aircraft is currently above the Atlantic Ocean at 32,000 feet making its way to the coastal metropolis. It is scheduled to land around 10:14 hours, according to Flightradar24.

Today’s flight is being operated by Emirates ‘Gamechanger’ Boeing B777, featuring the airline’s signature First Class suites. Emirates will then operate its three-class Boeing B777-300ER on the route, featuring eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 304 standard seats in Economy Class.

The new four times a week service to Miami takes Emirates’ US network to 12 destinations on over 10 flights a day. The airline is operating over 60% of its pre-pandemic capacity to the United States. The Dubai-based carrier says that the new service to Miami will also serve as a gateway to Central and South America as well as the Caribbean Islands.

Commanding the Miami flight this morning was Captain Abdulla Alhammadi, Captain John Brosnan, First Officer Stuart Clay Jr, and First Officer Carlos Montero Corral.

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Emirates will operate 4-weekly service to Miami using its Boeing B777-300ERs. The flights will run with the following schedule:

  • 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: 19:25 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 14 hours and 50 minutes
  • Flight number: EK213
  • Frequency: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays

In addition to Miami, Emirates has re-started flights to Nice, Lyon, Mexico City, Phuket, Mauritius, and Malta in July.

Meanwhile, Emirates recently launched a new account-based payment system called ‘Emirates Pay’. The airline has also reopened on its dedicated First Class lounge at Dubai International Airport and has launched an all-new airport service at Dubai International Airport to assist passengers more better.

Featured image by Emirates

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