Emirates launches new service to Miami

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Emirates airline's first flight to Miami took off on Thursday morning, marking the airline’s first new destination since the outbreak of COVID-19.

Flight EK213, which departed at 3:10 am, also marked the Dubai carrier's second point in Florida. 

Emirates will operate its three-class Boeing 777-300ER for the four-times-a-week service to Miami. It will feature eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 304 spacious seats in Economy Class.

Captain Abdulla Alhammadi, Captain John Brosnan, First Officer Stuart Clay Jr, and First Officer Carlos Montero Corral commanded the inaugural flight.

The new route takes the airline's US network to 12 destinations.

Currently, the carrier is operating over 60 per cent of its pre-pandemic capacity to the US and continues to expand its presence in line with increasing passenger traffic.

The new service to Miami will also serve as a gateway to Central and South America as well as the Caribbean Islands. In the other direction, travellers will be able to connect to the Emirates network of more than 120 destinations.

In addition to Miami, Emirates has restarted flights to Nice, Mexico City, Phuket, Lyon, Mauritius, and Malta in July.
 

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