Emirates, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, launched its daily non-stop service from Dubai to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) yesterday.
It is the seventh gateway for Emirates in the United States, and the 12th new route to join the airline's international network in 2012.
The delegation on board inaugural flight from Dubai included Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline; Michael Corbin, US Ambassador to the UAE, Francisco Sanchez, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Orhan Abbas, Senior Vice-President Commercial Operations, The Americas and Pradeep Kumar, Senior Vice-President, Revenue Optimisation and Systems, Emirates SkyCargo.
Starting September 12th, EK 231 will leave Dubai daily at 2:20am and arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) at 8:50am. EK 232 will depart Dulles at 10:55am arriving in Dubai at 8:00am the following day.