Emirates Airlines launches nonstop Dubai-Washington service
DUBAI, Sept 14 — Emirates this week launched its daily nonstop flight from Washington Dulles International Airport to Dubai.
It’s the 12th route to join the airline’s international network in 2012, and the seventh gateway for the carrier to the US.
The route will be served by a Boeing 777-200 LR aircraft. It includes private suites in First Class, lie-flat beds in Business Class, SMS, telephone and email service, and over 1,400 channels of in-flight entertainment.
Washington is home to more than 1,000 international institutions and over 1,000 foreign-owned companies. Dulles International Airport is one of the busiest in the US, with over seven million passengers a year.
According to Tim Clark, president of Emirates, around 100,000 passengers from the Middle East visited Washington DC and its surroundings last year.
The Middle Eastern airline started flying to the US in 2004 with a Dubai-New York route. Now Emirates flies to Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Seattle and Washington DC.
Emirates now serves 126 destinations in 74 countries. — AFP/Relaxnews