Emirates is launching a four-times weekly service between Miami and Dubai beginning July 22, 2021, expanding its U.S. network to 12 destinations. The new service will provide Emirates’ global travelers with another access point into Florida after Orlando (effective July), serving the South Florida area while offering convenient connections for travelers headed towards the Middle East, West Asia, and Indian Ocean via Dubai.
With the addition of Miami, Emirates will now serve the U.S. with over 70 weekly flights, offering over 26,000 seats across 12 gateways including Boston, Chicago, New York (JFK and Newark), Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C. and Orlando.
As a fun city and a cultural mecca that is famous for its proprietary take on nightlife, art, music, architecture and cuisine, Miami is one of America’s most exciting destinations. As travel demand and consumer confidence continues to grow with all the multi-faceted health measures in place, the new route will cater to Emirates’ leisure and business travelers, boosting tourism and trade opportunities both inbound and outbound.
“There is a clear demand for this service from both leisure and business travelers,” said Emirates Chairman and CEO, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. “Launching a non-stop service to Miami at this time signals our confidence in travel recovery as countries progress on their vaccination programs and implement protocols for the safe resumption of flight and travel activity, particularly in the US and the UAE. It also underscores our strong commitment to the U.S. market, which Emirates now serves with over 70 weekly flights across 12 gateways.”
Flights to/from Miami will operate four times weekly on Emirates’ three-class Boeing 777-300ER, offering eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 304 spacious seats in Economy Class. Emirates flight EK213 will depart Dubai (DXB) at 03:10hrs, arriving in Miami (MIA) at 11:00hrs while the return flight EK214 will depart Miami at 21:10 hrs, arriving in Dubai at 19:35 hrs the next day.
“Emirates announcing first-ever Dubai service at Miami International Airport is clearly one of the proudest moments in our airport’s history,” said Lester Sola, MIA Director and CEO. “Adding Dubai to our growing list of top destinations around the world further solidifies MIA as a leading global gateway and Florida’s busiest airport for international passengers.”
Emirates has gradually restarted operations across its network and has safely resumed tourism activity. The city is open for international business and leisure visitors with sun-soaked beaches, heritage activities and a number of unusual experiences in dining, shopping and architecture.
The new service will also add to the existing trade connections provided by Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, which has been operating scheduled cargo flights to Miami since October 2020. The cargo carrier has been offering cargo capacity into and out of Miami facilitating exports of perishables, electronics and other components as well as e-commerce goods. Emirates SkyCargo has also, in the past, operated several charter flights on its Boeing 777 full freighter aircraft to transport champion horses from Miami to equestrian events around the world.