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Emirates to Launch Daily Flights to Orlando, Florida

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Emirates is to launch daily flights to Orlando, Florida, from 1 September 2015.

The route will be served by a Boeing 777-200LR with eight First Class suites, 42 Business Class lie-flat beds and 216 Economy Class seats.

Emirates flight EK 219 will depart Dubai International Terminal 3 at 03:50 hours local time and arrive at Orlando International Airport Terminal B at 11.40 hours local time, a flying time of 15hrs50mins.

The return flight, EK 220 will depart Orlando International at 14:20 hours and arrive into Dubai at 12:30 the following day, a 14hr10min flight.

Orlando is one of the worlds premier leisure and conference destinations, a dynamic business centre and a destination which Emirates has long wished to serve, said Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates. As a growing region, we believe that our service will facilitate further growth for both Orlando as well as central Florida by connecting the city with our global network of 145 destinations across 80 countries.

Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, said, Florida is on a mission to become the global leader in job creation and we are excited about the new Emirates non-stop flight between Orlando and Dubai. We welcomed more than 97 million visitors to our state last year and every 85 tourists creates another Florida job. We know our tourism industry helps grow our economy and that is why we are investing $145 million at the Orlando International Airport to expand the South Terminal Complex so we can continue to increase domestic and international air service like the new Emirates flight.

Customers on board an Emirates Boeing 777-200LR can experience a wide range of products and services during their flight. All passengers can enjoy over 2,000 free channels of films, TV shows, music, games and podcasts through ice, the airlines inflight entertainment system, regionally inspired gourmet cuisine and Emirates renowned inflight service from the airlines multi-national cabin crew from over 120 countries.

First Class passengers will have a private suite which converts into a two metre (6ft7in) bed and dining on demand; Business Class passengers can relax in their lie-flat bed; whilst Economy Class passengers will enjoy a choice of menus including complimentary beverages.

Emirates, Florida, Orlando

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