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Emirates adds Seattle, Dallas/Fort Worth…

Posted on 29 September 2011


A formation of nine Royal Air Force Red Arrows Hawk aircraft fly alongside an Emirates airline Boeing 777 aircraft on the occasion of the Dubai Airshow in Dubai on Nov. 14, 2007.

Dallas/Fort Worth and Seattle will be the newest U.S. destinations for Emirates, the Dubai-based carrier announced this morning.


In a move Emirates says “strengthens its commitment to the United States,” the airline will begin daily Dubai service from Dallas/Fort Worth on Feb. 2 and from Seattle on March 1. Emirates will fly Boeing 777 jets on each route.


With the additions, Emirates will fly to six U.S. cities. The others are Houston Bush Intercontinental, Los Angeles, New York JFK and San Francisco.


“These new services emphasize Emirates’ confidence in, and long-term commitment to, the United States,” Emirates President Tim Clark says in a release. “With six gateways offering convenient connectivity from points across the country, customers in the U.S. will find it easier than ever to access our vast global network.”


Emirates says the Seattle route “will help to further strengthen the airline’s links with Boeing,” which builds the Boeing 777 at facilities in the area. Emirates notes it is “already the largest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft in the world” and reminds that the company ordered an additional 30 777-300ERs last year.


As for DFW, Emirates says the route will cater to business surrounding the oil and gas industries.


“Our latest expansion also serves as a powerful indicator of how Emirates continues to invest in products and services even during difficult economic climates,” Clark adds. “This is because we have always been ahead of the curve in anticipating what is now becoming an accepted truth – that demand for air travel will continue to grow over the long term in spite of the many challenges the industry faces. In making this investment now, Emirates is providing a timely economic boost to the United States whilst ensuring that we are soundly placed to serve America’s future air travel needs

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