Emirates has launched its first-ever passenger service between Dubai and Miami. The airline celebrated the inaugural flight of its four times a week service when it touched down in Miami at 11:00 local time yesterday.
Emirates flight EK213 was welcomed by Miami International Airport with a water cannon salute and drew in an audience of aviation fans and guests. For the first flight, the airline operated its popular Boeing 777 Gamechanger. The airline will subsequently operate its Boeing 777-300ER on the route for the four times a week service.
Along with Orlando, the new service to Miami provides an additional access point to and from Florida and expands Emirates‘ US network to 12 destinations on over 70 weekly flights.
“We are excited to welcome new Emirates flights to MIA as we expand business and leisure traveling options for Miami-Dade residents and visitors, connecting them with new cultures and growing economies,” says Miami-Dade mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “Opening our doors to new visitors from Dubai and adding to our growing list of worldwide destinations continues to consolidate MIA as a global hub.”
Essa Sulaiman Ahmed, Emirates’ divisional vice president, USA and Canada said: “With the greater access that the new Miami service provides, we expect it to generate high demand, enhancing business, cruising and leisure traffic and forging more economic and tourism ties between both cities and beyond. We are committed to growing our operations into the US.”