Emirates increases service to Los Angeles
Emirates Airlines has announced plans to launch a second daily service from Dubai International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport on July 1, 2016.
The second Los Angeles flight will be operated with an Emirates’ Airbus A380-800ULR aircraft in a 3-class configuration with 14 private suites in first class, 76 seats in business class and 401 seats in economy class.
The new service will supplement the current EK215 Airbus A380-800 flight departing Dubai at 8.55am and landing in Los Angeles at 1.55pm. The existing return flight, EK 216, departs LAX 4.45pm and arrives in Dubai 7.35pm the following day. The complementary flight times of Emirates’ new second daily service will serve the growing customer demand for travel between Dubai and western United States, as well as for those passengers connecting to Emirates’ network of onwards destinations.
"Our existing service provides $677 million in annual economic benefit to LA and the surrounding area, contributes over $270 million in annual spending by visitors, and helps to support nearly 6,000 US jobs," said Hubert Frach, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, West. "So our additional service to LAX not only doubles our capacity to meet demand for our award winning service, but also increases our positive economic impact to the Los Angeles area," he added.
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